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Students Enact 
Greek Tragedy 

Groups Unite In Presenting 

Wellesley's Production 

Of Euripides' Drama 


Greek students and dancers enacted 
the fourth Greek drama ever pre- 
sented at Wellesley, Euripides" Iphi- 
genia among the Taurians, Thursday 
afternoon, May 5, in the outdoor 

Patricia Parfltt Graham '34, who 
played the lead in this year's pro- 
duction, was also the star in the first 
Greek play, Euripides' Trojan 
Women, which was given In 1934. It 
is interesting to note that the devel- 
opment of Wellesley's presentation of 
Greek plays follows the actual de- 
velopment in Greece; that is, the first 
play was presented in an informal 
manner, with the spectators sitting on 
a hillside. 

In 1935 Sophocles' Electra was pro- 
duced in a similar manner, while the 
1936 presentation of Aeschuylus' Pro- 
metheus took place in the partly 
completed amphitheatre where the au- 
dience sat on temporary wooden seats 
as did the audiences of one period of 
the development of the theatre in 
Greece. The Guest day program in 
May, 1936 included this production 
of Prometheus and marked the first 
time that the Madrigal group and the 
departments of hygiene and art had 
co-operated In a production. 

In the presentation of Iphigenia 
among the Taurians, a keynote of 
dignity and rhythm prevailed. A 
well-constructed plot, full of suspense, 
and slow, dignified, stylized dancing 
were two elements of the play. 

The music was written by Jeanne 
Seitz, a graduate student in the de- 
partment, who has made a special 
study of what is known of Grer 
music. The Madrigal group, under 
the direction of Mr. Greene, sang the 
odes. Costumes, provided by the art 
department, were rich and authentic 
copies of Greek clothing of the 5th 
century B. C. 

No. 25 

Noted Artists Will 
Perform Next Year 

The Wellesley Concert fund, under 
the management of Malcolm H. 
Holmes, has announced another pro- 
gram of famous musicians at Alum- 
nae hall next season. Lotte Leh- 
mann, soprano of the Metropolitan 
Opera company, will open the con- 
cert series on October 13 with a pro- 
gram of German lledei. 

The Budapest string quartet will 
give the second concert on Novem- 
ber 17. This quartet, founded in 
1921, is one of the finest ensemble 
groups in the world. Walter Gieseking, 
pianist, who will play on January 24, 
appeared with the Boston Symphony 
orchestra under Koussevitzky and 
was given an ovation after playing 
a Beethoven concerto. 

Jascha Heifetz, eminent violinist, 
will make his appearance here on 
January 24 just before he leaves foa 
Hollywood where he contemplates 
making a movie with Metro-Goldwyn- 

9 39 Prom Holds Spotlight 

as Men Arrive for Gala Event 

By Jane Strahan 

Tonight the class of 1939 reaches the 
acme of three years of anticipation— 
JUNIOR PROM! About six o'clock this 
evening all reports predict a new high 
in excitement as the Juniors and their 
privileged prom maids launch into pre- 
parations for this night of nights. Th; 
roving reporter has discovered that 
prom dresses cms year run to blues 
and yellows (class spirit, perhaps) , and 
prom dates are as proverbially de- 
scribed—tall, dark and handsome! The 
beauty crop of freshman prom maids 
promises to be as deft as ever with 
corsage pins. 

Festivities begin with Prom dinners 
at Davis, Severance and Tower court 
at 7 p. m. The doors of Alumnae hall 
will open, with music starting at 
9 p. m., and President Mildred H. Mc- 
Afee, Dean Mary L. Ewing, Dean Dor- 
othy M. Robathan, Christine Hunter, 
president of the Junior class, and 
Catherine Sladen, chairman of Prom, 
will be in the receiving line. The Grand 
march will begin at 9:45 p. m. (a 

Mrs. Ewing Decides 

Room Drawing Dates mlle, eoulancer will 

Chairman of Junior Prom 

warning to all mempers of the other 
classes — come early fpr reserved stand- 
ing room outside the windows, and 
bring knitting!) to the strains of the 
newly initiated 1939 marching song. 

The class of '39 will draw for rooms, 
according to the customary procedure, 
May 9, at 4:40, in the academic coun- 
cil room. The class of '40 will draw 
May 16 in Alumnae at 7:30 p. m., 
and the class of '41, May 26 in Al 
nae at 3:40 p. m. 

Every ho 
for each 
of '39 have 
after the member, 
a list of vacant r 

a set qu 

he member, 

and agai: 

e drawn' 

be posted 


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ger, assisted by 

tenor, and M. 

ne, will give a 

1 at Alumnae hall 

11 at 8:30 p. m. 

entire program, which will be 
oted ■ Rich music, will in- 
cl e songs set to music by Debussy, 
a yd, Roussel, Llli Boulanger, Faure, 
a^H Bid Jean Fran- 

Senior class president, Luclle Johnson, 
will direct the march, and Catherine 
Sladen will lead. The card dances, 
twelve in number, will begin at 10 p.m. 

Spring will make a showing inside 
as well as out, decorations consisting 
of a full fledged garden at the far end 
of Alumnae. Glenn Miller and his or- 
chestra will beat out swlngtime for the 
Juniors, with entertainment by singer 
Doris Kerr. The orchestra will play 
special old favorites requested, the most 
popular to date being "Stardust," 
"Loch Lomond," "Martha," and "Night 
and Day." The class of "39 will step 
for the first time to the edge of the 
professional field by having Glenn 
Miller feature Its beloved brain child- 
ren, the junior show songs. 

At exactly 12 p.m., the prom maids 
will take on official duties and serve 
supper to the ravenous prom trotters. 
The prom will end at 2 a. m., leaving 
the jolly juniors with the prospect of 
a long week-end anywhere from the 
Cape Cod beaches to the New Hamp- 
shire mountains! 

1938 Joins Alumnae 
In 100% Membership 

The tradition established by the 
class of 1936 in joining the Wellesley 
college Alumnae association 100% has 
been upheld by 1938. President Mc- 
Afee Is also an honorary member. 

The team captains were Helen 
Deane, Betty-Jane Dockstader, Bar- 
bara Eckhart, Ernestine Hoen, Barbara 
Kibler, Elizabeth McNally. Frances 
Nearing, Narclssa Reeder, Mary Jane 
Robinson, Beatrice Weaver, Martha 
Webb, Charlotte Winchell and Janet 

Promenade Evolves Through Fifty-nine Years 

From A Simple Reception To Modern Revels 

According to the annals of Wellesley 
'79. the juniors gave a reception to the 
seniors in the springtime, the purpose 
of which was "to train the hand, head, 
and heart." Little idea had the decor- 
ous lassies of '80 that their tribute to 
the out-going seniors would be hailed 
In the years to come as the mother of 
Junior From, the high spot In a college* 
career, that festive celebration which 
ushers in on a Friday night the most 
anticipated, longest remembered, anc 
gayest week-end of collegafllfe. 


es A ; 

'82 Introduces \ Man 

The classes which followed varied the 
entertainment, but carried on '80's pre- 
cedent. The class glee club of '81 added 
its bit to the formation of .> 
No doubt, however, '82 made the most 
startling innovation, for at a reception 
in Society hall, a man. a real man. was 
introduced. Professor Churchill of An- 
dever had consented to give a Shakes- 
peare reading, but later confessed that 
he was "put-out" by the unusualness of 
the occasion. After he had departed, 

By Susan Swarlz 

center in College hall, where thi 
to receive, all the way to Tupelo. 
sooner had they finished than 
started to rain. Hopelessly they tore 
clown their morning's work, but with 
undinuned enthusiasm renting the lan- 
terns when the i ired several 

later. One member of the class 
rwnrds wrote In the Courant, "I 
iresumi the promenades grow prettlei 
or at least more elaborate, every year. 

'"ni in )ii-v I-.]-! furnished to take the men 

iris have any better times back to town, and the greatest problem 

iii'1 the invention of decorations which 

ftfeide the gym ap- 
enade to Tupelo the Sym- para 

' bi but, fear not. mode) 

s, the moon and Tupelo wen 
to hold their own. The music of the 
Qermanla band attracted the prom n 
uders of '90 to Longfellow Pond, lighted 
by b<>' terns and elec- 

pf '18 received at the Maugus Club In 

ellcsley Hills at the first Junior Prom 

by and for the Juniors. The Senior 

decorations, left from the night 

decked the walls as the juniors 

nto the Grand march at 6:30 

cing, which ended promptly 

^^^Bt night, was not again enjoyed 

i.slvely by the juniors until the class 

Bed the custom. Then began 

^^™mnasium proms, in which 

Step-Singers Greet 
New Officers Of '39 

Heralded by a fanfare of trumpets 
and two Western Union messenger 
boys, 1939*s newly-elected senior of- 
ficers and the honorary member of 
re of the class arrived at step - singing 

mi ,-,,,„„ : s for the Am- Tuesday, May 3. in two of the vil- 

h.-. .1 u > h. ' - paint ilage's newest and most luxurious taxis. 

i iv ri Club, the Williams Cap The new officers, who were announced 

Tupelo was i and Bells Society, or the Dartmouth by Christine Hunter, retiring presl- 
Playoi ., ., 1st th< junta With dent o!_the class, are: president, 

Tupelo Reign* Supreme 

Sigma Xi Opens 
Newest Chapter 

Dr. Urey, Nobel Prize Winner, 

Will Speak At Exercises 

On Uses Of Isotopes 


Professor Baitsell and Dean Ellery, 

National Heads, Will Preside 

At Formal Installations 

In an earlier Issue, the Wellesley 
News announced the decision of the 
National Council cf the Society of the 
Sigma Xi, to install a chapter of this 
honorary scientific society at Wellesley 
college. The installaticn exercises will 
take place May 12 and 13. 

Dr. Hugh Stott Taylor, David B. 
Jones professor of chemistry and chair- 
man of the department at Princeton 
university, will give the annual lecture 
In honor of Miss Charlotte A. Bragg, 
Professor Emeritus of chemistry, the 
evening preceding the Installation prop- 
er. Dr. Taylor has received many honors 
as one of the foremost physical chemists 
of the world. Among these honors 
are the award of the Nichols medal of 
the American chemical society and elec- 
tion as a Fellow of the Royal society 
of London. Last fall he was one of 
six Americans to be made a member 
of the reconstituted Pontifical academy 
In Vatican city. This winter King Leo- 
pold III of Belgium conferred on him 
the cross of the Order of Leopold II 
In appreciation of his services to edu- 
cation while occupant in 1937 of the 
Francqui chair at the University of 

Professor Taylor will speak on "Speed 
and its Significance in Chemistry." The 
lecture to be given in Pendleton hall 
at 8:30 p. ni. Thursday. May 12, Is 
open to the public. 

Friday's events will begin with the 
formal installation of the Chapter at 
4:00 p. m. in the Academic council 
room in Green hall, with Professor 
George A. Baitsell of Yale university, 
the national president of Sigma Xi, and 
Dean Edward Ellery of Union college, 
the national secretary of Sigma Xi, as 
the installing officers. This meeting Is 
open to the visiting delegates and to 
the members of the Wellesley chapter. 

In addition to the delegates from 
other chapters and members a number 
of guests will attend the installation 
banquet at 6:30 p. m. in Severance 

Doctor Harold C. Urey, Professor of 
chemistry at Columbia university and 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) 


Number of Men I uncases 

Though prom still remained a iolnl 
junior and senior affair, rapid strides 

the ladles skillfully executed the Vir- 
MayerT In March, Mlle. Nadia Bou-j§ inia Reel II te wilh tne greatest as- 
langer the first woman to conduct ' tcnishment that we moderns learn that both thou 

with th 'i ni. There began the 

evolution of thi ui i 

When the subject of the June 
tertalnment was broached by the class 
of '84. one brilliant Wellesley daughter 
suggested a promenade. The Idea i 
enthusiastically received by her class- 

i ntation on either Friday or Sat- 
urday night 

Prom hours grew later and the cause 

was won for Friday night festivities 

' i to Alumnae's glass doors, an 



vice-president, Mar- 

M song leader. Ellen 
editor-in-chief of Legenda, 
Caroline Conklln: business manager 
of Legenda. Marjorle Kellogg. Miss 

the Boston Symphonv orchestra and refreshments were tabooed, as violating 
the London Philharmonic orchestra." 
will conduct 35 members of the Bos- 
ton Symphony orchestra In a pro- 
gram of instrumental music. 





^■iompson of the department of 

motes, who began great preparations, dem owefof the mighty 

On the morning of tlv eventful day Dollar. 

those eager Juniors strung Japanese 
lanterns from the front of the first floor 

schemes known to prom-trotters of 

today. The stroll to Tupelo was renewed rivalled leigh rtde^ 

iwallov "ii flitting about Bye. Bye Blues replaced Home Street 

o Home at "SS's prom, and now sweet 

^Td^evi^^^l end trr^alaxy of thirty- 

nlners, accompanied by top - hatted. 

white- tied, and tailed escorts, home to 

ii.ii. s of "30 changed thejblblical history is 1939's honorary 

h ., ■ , ii, , »lae?niate from the faculty. Mlle. 

, ;,,- ^^dia Boulanger Is the outside hon- 

orary member. 

At the opening of step-singing the 
junior class marched down from the 
Green hall archway, singing for the 

The war put a temporary end to 
merry-making, but the creative juniors 

a parade of glorious memories on Fri- 
day night. Prom marches on. 

first time the class marching song. 
Composed by Virginia Plumb, the song 
marked 1939's first official step towards 
senior year. 


Noted Thinker 
Lectures Here 

Dr. Hu Shih Says War Crisis 

Is Unifying Factor; Speaks 

On China's Nationalism 

"The true foundation of Chinese 
national unity Is living together for 
twenty-one centuries In one united 
empire under one government, one 
culture, and one law." said Dr. Hu 
Shih, famed Chinese philosopher, In 
his lecture on Chinese Nationalism 
Tuesday evening, May 3, at 8:30 p. m., 
In Pendleton hall. 

Dr. Hu Shih cited Chinese nation- 
alism as one of the greatest myths 
and puzzles of today to the outside 
world. It Is no puzzle to China, how- 
ever. It Is based on one historical 
fact which Is probably one of the 
most unique in human history, the 
unification of China which dates back 
to the third century B. C. 
First Civil Service 
The first empire, which dated from 
200 B. C. to 200 A. D., molded the 
laws, government, and culture of the 
subsequent twenty-one centuries. Dur- 
ing this time the empire builders put 
many unifying practises into effect. 
The Chinese Civil Service system, which 
is twenty centuries old, stands para- 
mount among these. The examina- 
tions used were based on the ability 
to master the classical language. The 
examination system was rigid but fair. 
First came the local, district, and pro- 
vincial examinations, finally the na- 
tional one. Men from each province 
entered; the papers of the more edu- 
cated, richer portions of the country 
received stricter judgment, but even 
the poorest provinces gained full rep- 
resentation. A man could not become 
an official in his own province, so pri- 
vate Interests were subordinated to 
national unity. Men who used any 
corrupt practises In these examina- 
tions met with capital punishment. 
During the period, too, the empire 
builders realized that natural boun- 
daries segregate a people. They 
mapped out the provinces on a basis 
of economic interests, then, rather 
than natural boundaries. This was a 
period of centuries in which empire 
builders consciously suppressed sec- 
tional, local interests, and built up a 
lasting unity which cannot be broken. 
Local Interests Denied 
And true, the last twenty-seven years 
in China have not seen a breaking 
down of national unity, but merely a 
collapsing of central authority, which, 
as Dr. Hu Shih said, Is only a "po- 
litical symbol." The Ideas which the 
empire builders had fought to sup- 
press came to the fore, many unify- 
ing systems, such as the civil service, 
were condemned as futile and sterile. 
The leaders recognized that suppres- 
sion of new tendencies for unity would 
not be advisable. Under the Republic 
they built a new national unity on 
the foundations of the old, but 
strengthened by three new methods 

First, a political center of gravity 
had to be found. Nanking became 

Seniors May Obtain 
Record Transcripts 

Every Wellesley graduate is entitled 
without charge to one complete trans- 
cript of her record. At any time a 
request for a transcript is made, three 
copies may be secured (one original 
and two carbons) if It is stated that 
they are wanted. After the first re- 
cord (or set of three) a fee of one 
dollar is charged. 

Owing to the requirement of State 
Boards of Education and Medical 
schools that the record be made out 
on special blanks, It seems fairer that 
the complete record without charge to 
which each student is entitled should 
be made on the form which best serves 
her purpose. 

Each student who desires a com- 
plete copy of her record should make 
the request In writing, giving the 
address to which It should be sent 
and the date at which it will be 
needed. If it Is desired that the re- 
cord be made upon a special blank, 
the necessary form must accompany 
the application. If no form is en- 
closed, the Wellesley college blank 
will be used. The records will be sent 
in the summer in the order in which 
the requests are received, precedence 
being given to candidates for medical 
schools, graduate work, and educa- 
tional positions. 


New Members Admitted to Society 

Secrets; Miss Hawk Lectures 

on Huntington Library 

Eta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa 
initiated its new members of the 
class of 1938 at the President's house 
Thursday, May 5, at 8 p. m. Here 
the Initiates received their keys of 
membership and learned the hand- 
shake and secrets of the fraternity. 
Miss Grace L. Hawk of the depart- 
ment of English literature spoke on 
"The Huntington Library as a Re- 
search Center." 

Members of the class of 1938 who 
have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
are: Mary E. Anderson, Claire P. 
Berger, Bernice J. Kraus, Jeanne H. 
Lasser, Elizabeth A. Lobeck, Grace 
A. Mandeville, Edith C. Pratt, Ellen 
S. Purvis, Janet P. Robinson, Carol- 
ine B. Strater, Claire Sweany, and 
Evelyn E. Wicoff who were elected 
In March. 

Ruth B. Cherry. Ruth C. Frankel, 
Doris H. Gastelger, Yvette D. Glt- 
tleson, Jane B. Kohn, Alice C. Pas- 
ternak. Bernice Levy Rudnick and 
Polly Smith were elected In October. 

Camera Club Offers 
Prizes For Contest 

The Camera club has offered a total 
of $20 In prizes for a photography 
contest which is open to all members 
of the college. Fictures submitted must 
come under one of the four titles: 
"From my window," "Wellesley at 
work," "Wellesley at play," and "Scenes 
and views at Wellesley." The judges, 
two professional photographers, will 
award a prize of $5.00 to the winner 
in each class. 

The contest will close May 26. Bring 
all photographs to the publicity office 
by that time. 




Reports of the second semester for 
the Class of 1938, including non-resi- 
dent students, will be sent by resident 
mall not later than Commencement 


June reports will be sent to the 
home address as given In the Direc- 
tory unless tills differs from the ad- 
dress given at registration after the 
Christmas recess, when the latter 
will be used. 

Foreign students may send their 
summer address to the office. Sum- 
mer addresses are not considered ex- 
cept for foreign students. 


Professor Harvie Branscomb, pro- 
fessor of New Testament literature 
in Duke university and author of one 
of the best commentaries on Mark, 
will be in Pendleton hall the eve- 
ning of May 9 to answer questions 
of Bible students on the New Testa- 
ment. Professor Branscomb may give 
a brief address, the topic of which 
will be announced later. 


this center. Its government is so 
strong now that no group has the 
power to threaten its authority. Sec- 
ond, (he leaders worked for recog- 
nition of a physical basis — a material 
construction of a new political unity, 
mainly through advanced and mod- 
ern methods of transportation and 
communication. Third, new national 
activities supplanted the old ties. 
Among these the systems of universal 
education, federal taxation, and gov- 
ernment control of finance rank high. 
The strongest tie of all, however, 
rests in the fact that the people of 
China, represented by two million 
fighting soldiers, are waging a war 
together to ward off an aggressor. 
As time goes on, Dr. Hu Shih be- 
lieves, China will find more activities 
to bind it forever Into a nation whose 
recognzed unity is unbreakable. 

Public To Hear Six 
Speech Contestants 

The public is invited to the short 
story contest among members of Speech 
101 which will take place Tuesday. May 
10, at 4:40 p. m. in Room 444, Green 

The following program will be pre- 
sented: 1. Night Club, by Katherine 
Brush, Mary H. At-Lee '41; 2. The 
Heart Being Perished, by Frances Frost, 
Alice T. Wright '40; 3. The Little Stiver 
Heart, by Josephine Bacon. Charlotte 
Keller '41; 4. The King of the Cats, by 
Stephen Vincent Benet, Sherley Hei- 
denberg '40; 5. A Tiling of Beauty, by 
Ellas Lieberman, Virginia Henke '41; 
6. England to America, by Margaret 
P. Montague, Peggy J. Walbridge "41. 


Math club members chose Ruth 
Hawkes '39 their president for the 
coming year at the supper meeting 
held April 26 in Phi Sigma. At the 
same time. Ann Rieb "39 succeeded to 
the vice-presidency, Helen Park '39 
was chosen treasurer and senate ex- 
ecutive, Mary Eliza Turner '40 was 
mnde secretary, and the junior execu- 
tive is Ann Gray '40. 




Two-year iliplomn course trains for n new 
nnd delightful profession. Course* in 

I lorii allure, Lnndacope Design. Botany. 
I-'ruit Growing. Farm Management, etc. 
Special Summer Course Aur. 1-27 

For catalogue address : 

Mrs. Bush-Brown, Director, Hoi D 

Ambler, Pa. 

Professor Thomas Eliot, lecturer hi 
government at Harvard, will speak on 
the Social Security act at the dinner 
to be given by the economics depart- 
ment at 6:30 p. m. in Tower court, 
Tuesday, May 10. 

President Mildred Helen McAfee 
led Wellesley 's Peace day chapel 
service at which Margaret Delahanty, 
president of Forum, spoke Wednes- 
day morning, April 27. 

In introducing Miss Delahanty, Miss 
McAfee called attention to the dif- 
ferent forms of celebration of Peace 
day all over the country which demon- 
strated the important fact that col- 
lege students are Interested In In- 
ternational affairs. The failure to 
dramatize the problem of peace in 
this day of war and strain would 
be a tragedy, she said, since the prob- 
lem of public affairs Is the concern 
of all students. 

Miss Delahanty presented the prob- 
lem of college students: how to face 
the Immediate war situation. We all 
desire peace, and all hope for it, but 
hope differently. During these last years 
at Wellesley we have been seeking for 
truth through scientific analysis. 

"We, as college students, have a 
triple responsibility in the search for 
the truth" she said. First of all we 
must know the facts. Secondly, from 
the mass of facts, we must try to 
discover what the issues really are. 
We must not become victims of in- 
ternational hysteria, but must try to 
see the reasons for the Issues in order 
to solve them better. Thirdly we must 
keep in mind the peace for which 
we are striving. We must consider 
the questions involved: Are we living 
our best lives when men kill men 
to gain ends? Do their ends ever justify 
their means? 

The theme of our peace day at 
Wellesley, and our search for peace, 
should be that with the aid of edu- 
cational tools we will face war to- 
morrow and peace ultimately with all 
our intelligence. As we integrate our- 
selves in relation to these problems, 
so at length will others integrate 
themselves, and the solution may be 


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SEASON OF 1938-1939 


I. LOTTE LEHMANN. Soprano. October 13th. 

III. WALTER CIESEKINC. Pianist. January 24th. 
IV. JASCHA HEIFETZ. Violinist. February 16th. 

V. MLLE. NADIA BOULANCER. conducting 35 Members 
gram of instrumental music. Early March; date to be 

Prices of Reserved Seat Tickets for the Five Concerts: $8.00, $5.50. 
and $4.00. If payment is made on or before Wednesday, June 22nd, 
prices are $1,00 less per ticket. 

Applications of new subscribers will be filled in order of receipt. 
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1. He's coming! 2. Will it fit? 3. "Through days of preparation—" 4. You can't stop me from dreaming, professor. 5. FIVE PAPERS, THREE QUIZZES — 
and prom. 6. All the fixin's. 7. Ah, orchids! 8. "If a girl is cute — " 

Princeton Tells 
Of Tragic Fete 

Faculty Arranges Date of Prom 

Tries to Keep Students 

Away from Wellesley 


(Editorial note: This startling ex- 
pos^ of conditions now existing at 
Princeton was written by a field cor- 
respondent only after much investi- 
gation and extensive interrogation on 
the scene.) 

Rumor has been rife. Speculation 
has been widespread. But little 
has been known about the actual 
facts behind the frightful conditions 
rampant at Princeton university, a 
college located in central New Jersey. 
The startling truth is just this: the 
university officials don't want the stu- 
dents to associate with girls! 

Disguised as a singing bartender, 
your correspondent gained admittance 
to the inner sanctum during a meet- 
ing of the faculty which was called 
immediately on receipt of startling 
news: that Wellesley had set May 
6th as the date of its promenade 
(undergraduate parlance for "dance"). 
The following is an attempt to give 
an accurate account of the actual 
happenings therein. 


"What'll you have, boys?" asked 
the head man, by way of opening the 
meeting. Shortly thereafter the news 
was broken to the entire faculty. 

"Wow I" commented one professor. 

"We have got to do something 
about it," spoke up another fervently. 
"We can't have them going up to 
Wellesley. Why. they've got girls up 
there and girls are bad for the boys' 
morals. How about giving them some 
final exams on that week-end?" This 
proposal was voted down because a 
psychology professor had a tennis 
match on that week-end and wouldn't 
have time to give an examination. 

"I've got it, chief!" shouted one pro- 
fessor, Jumping to his feet and ad- 
dressing the man at the head of the 
table. "Why not move housepartles 
back a week. That'll keep 'em here." 
A .silence fell over the group; then 
a spontaneous "burst of applause arose. 
"Nice work, X-36," said the man 
at the head of the table, obviously 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 

The Jolly Juniors 
And Their Escorts 

Stone Hall 

Eleanor Eddy, Robert Wells, North- 
eastern university; Marion Middleton, 
Donald Howe, Worcester Tech; Peggy 
Clayton, Littleton Smith, Rutgers; Mar- 
jorle Pease, Robert Milligan, Jr., Am- 
herst; Betty Avers, William R. Car- 
lisle, M. I. T.; Virginia Cox, John Mc- 
cormick, Harvard; Prances Gulliver, 
Frank Buckley, Harvard Law; Margaret 
Carey, Russell Smith, Worcester, Mass. 

Mary Martin, Heston Bates n, Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Gol- 
den, Leo M. Beckwith, Brookline, Mass.; 
Jane Schanfarber, Harold Brown, Har- 
vard Law; Helen Thompson, William 
Matthews, New York city; Anne Paul- 
sen, Herbert Blanchard, Boston univer- 
sity; Phyllis Estey, Ray Gunter, Bow- 
doin; Phyllis Finkelstein, Bernard 
Zuckerman, M. I. T.; Frances Postel, 
Charles Orem, Columbia. 

Dorothy Stout, Louis Shaffner. Har- 
vard Medical; Virginia Kyger, Sher- 
man Piatt, Hartford, Conn.; Virginia 
Carrow, John A. Morgan, Harvard 
Business; Marie Ronan, Ralph Whaley, 
Providence, R. I.; Frances Cottingham, 
Branch Craige, El Paso, Tex.; Babette 
Gelsenberger, Richard Hofhelmer, Phil- 

adelphia; Betty Metcalfe, John Wm. 
Norton, Rochester, N. Y.; Erma Gold- 
baum, Joel Loeb, Philadelphia; Justine 
Gottlieb, Ted Lisberger, San Francisco. 

Olive Davis 

Margaret Gilbert, Douglas Merrill, 
Pittsfleld, Mass.; Jane Harrison, Har- 
low Reed, M. I. T.; Barbara Hale, John 
Brainerd, Harvard; Katherine Hack, 
Kimber Shoop, . American university; 
Caroline Farwell, Joseph O. Holmes, 
Colgate; Elise Manson, John A. Bevan, 
Hartford, Conn.; Ruth Harvey, Charles 
Hall, Cambridge, Mass.; Janet Matter, 
Bedford Jones, Harvard; Alice Corcor- 
an, Joseph Foley, Harvard Medical. 

Virginia Chamberlain, Harrison 
Johnston IV, Princeton; Mary Louise 
Eircher, Walter L. Schlager, Jr., Penn 
state; Kathryn Canfield, W. Barrett 
Maguire, Springfield, Mass.; Eleanor 
Ferrin, Joseph G. Sutton, Cedar Grove, 
N. J.; Marie Cobb, Arthur Martans. 
Montclair, N. J.; Louise Sargeant, John 
Barney, Bridgewater, Mass. 

Virginia Plumb, Philip White, Uni- 
versity of Chicago; Mary Randall, 
Henry Sulcer, University of Chicago; 
Kitty Kelly, Charlas Gluck, Dartmouth; 
Charlotte Nickell, Donald Swett, Mid- 
dlebury; Augusta Ahrens, William 
Bauer, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Dorothy Per- 
rin, Robert Keith Clark, Brookline, 

Benny Goodman Swings At Symphony 
Over Appreciative Jitter Bug Chorus 

Wellesley swing-addicts (alligators to 
you) received the historical and hys- 
terical thrill of their lives Sunday 
night when Benny Goodman and his 
cats invaded the sacred portals of 
Boston's Symphony hall. Goodman's 
fourteen piece band, assisted by Martha 
Tilton, Lionel Hampton, and Teddy 
Wilson seemed lost on the symphony 
stage, but quickly took over the situa- 
tion, and had it well In hand through- 
out the evening; the hall rocked as no 
100-man symphonic orchestra ever 
rocked it. 


As soon as the jammers hit the 
groove and swung out on "Sweet Sue," 
;he first number, the collective stamp- 
ing of the large and overly appreciative 
audience of jitter bugs threatened to 
bring down the house. This foot- work, 
later augmented by cat-calls, whistling, 
hand-clapping, and some trucking In 
the aisles, interfered with the program. 
Fortunately, few regular habitues of 
concerts were present; the few braver 

ones who did turn out were visibly 
shaken, and left about the ndddle of 
"Bugle Call Rag." The ushers and 
doorman seemed strained and green 
about the mouths, and the Greek 
statues shivered in their niches though 
the night was warm. 

Mr. Goodman's most interesting of- 
fering of the evening, "Twenty Years 
of Jazz." involved playing representa- 
tive songs of different periods in the 
style of appropriate orchestras. Mem- 
bers of the Goodman outfit imitated 
the Dixieland Band. Ted Lewis. Blx 
Belderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and 
Duke Ellington with surprising success. 
The evolution of swing technique from 
the old hot jazz was ably demonstrated 
for the few intellectual devotees to 
Swing as an Art Form in the audience. 
Also on the side of art was the chamber 
music of the trio and the quartet. In 
which Lionel Hampton exhibited his 
virtuosity in a manner that keeps Gene 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 

Mass.; Joan McKee, Jack Blair, Muh- 
lenberg college; Ann Wemple, Hugh 
Warner, Harvard Business; Nancy Ah- 
rens, Leete Doty, Yale; Carol Doty, 
Albert Wilson, M. I. T. 

Marion Thomson, M. Loughran 
Thompson, Cornell Medical; Virginia 
White, Sam Caldwell, Dartmouth; Mar- 
jorie Lou Ashcroft, Douglas Carroll, 
Dartmouth; Betsy Johnson, Allln B. 
Turner, New York city; Ellen Wilding, 
F. Cameron Gilbert, Irvington-on- 
Hudson. N. Y.; Dorothy Barrow, Allan 
V. Evans, University of New Hampshire; 
Mary Lieurance, Horace Bradt, Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire; Adelaide 
Spicer, Danforth Mitchell, Harvard 
Business; Margaret Delahanty, Robert 
Frentice, Cleveland, Ohio; Mary Pear- 
son, William Buell, New Haven. 

Tower Court 

Margaret Wyckoff, Donald C. Platten, 
Princeton; Mary Margaret Lohman, 
Carl Lenk, M. I. T.; Betsy Lee, Ben 
Bates, Yale "36; Patricia Harvey, Frank 
R. Kennedy, Washington university 
Law school; Mary E. Gllnes, Thomas 
Crystal, West Point '34; Rita Rafferty, 
Jess Brownback. Yale "36; Mary Louise 
Oftedal. Randall Elliott. Harvard; Vir- 
ginia Tuttle, Oliver W. Means, Jr., Yale. 

Elsie Jane Shlrey, Ted Ewen, Yale; 
Jane Oleson, Letcher Riker, Harvard 
Medical; Ghierstien Foshay, Edwin 
Wheeler, Williams; Eleanor Campbell. 
William Lamb, M. I. T.; Lucie Brown, 
Fred Flynn, Harvard Business; Elaine 
Schwartz, Herb Friedman, Yale; Jean 
Paradls, Grove Ddw, Providence, R. I.; 
Marjorle Parmenter, Charles W. Davis, 
Harvard; Miriam Wise, Howard Whid- 
den, Harvard Graduate school. 

Marie Stegemeler, Frank Evans. Har- 
vard Business; Prlscilla Young, Niblo 
Creed, Amherst '37; Julie Flagg, Robert 
Miller, Boston; Dorcas Cameron, Dan 
Gerhart, AUentown, Pa.; Betty Han- 
cock, Harold Danser, Jr., Harvard '37; 
Lucille Young. Robert Goheen, Prince- 
ton; Yvonne Duff. Ira H. Lohman. 
M. I. T. 


Helen Darrow. BUI Reed, University 
of Virginia; Jane Lundqulst, Fred 
French, M. I. T.; Margaret Kenway, 
Gene Beneduce, Harvard Law; Betty 
Burnqulst, N. H. Batchelder, Jr., Wind- 
sor, Conn.; Marie Kraemer, L. Ellel, 
Harvard Medical; Betty Low. Bryce 
Shepherd, Harvard Medical. 

Ann Rleb, Stanley Mase, Yale; Bar- 
bara Salisbury, Herman Borchardt. 
Georgia Tech; Alma Shoolman, George 
Ralby, Boston university; Betty Craw- 
ford, Robert Cartwrlght. New England 
conservatory; Mary Pfelffenberger. 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 4) 

Dartmouth Says 
Indian Is Angry 

Juniors Forget to Invite Him 

to Prom; 2394 Dartmouth 

Men Hold War Council 


Wellesley demands explanation of 
Indians' decision to stay In wigwams 
the week-end of May 6. do they? Well, 
we've been holding councils of war al- 
most every night (well, one anyhow) ; 
the peace pipe that Eleazar Wheelock 
bequeathed us Is completely shot, and 
we want to say. collectively and Indi- 
vidually, that the braves of Hanover 
have decided on their explanatory pro- 
gram. Read on. 

The Indian, collectively and indi- 
vidually, is sore. In fact, he's sulking. 
By actual census report, taken last 
Tuesday, or whenever it was, it was 
found that exactly .0025% of the stu- 
dent body got invitations to Wellesley. 
And that, as the Wellesley analytical 
mind no doubt sees, is not a majority. 
Notwithstanding the democratic prin- 
ciple of minority representation prev- 
alent at Dartmouth, It was finally de- 
cided that Wellesley lost. Why, even 
Smith had the required 1% on their 
"must" list! So the general consensus 
was that Dartmouth wasn't appreciated 
at Wellesley. But don't think for a 
moment that we didn't have trouble 
with those six fellows who wanted 
Green Key changed! 

Perhaps you haven't heard about 
Green Key? Well, it would seem to the 
untutored eye that there's a bit of red 
tape to go through before a thing like 
that can be arranged— you know, or- 
chestras, and other little details. And 
Dartmouth counts on Green Key— you 
wouldn't want us to give up our only 
chance of showing off the Lone Pine 
and Bartlett tower and the Orozco 
murals and the Tower room, would you? 
Or would you. Anyway, we're all myso- 
gynlsts — we forgot that. A woman- 
hater— Webster. Especially when the 
best they can do in the way of invita- 
tion is to wait until everything's set, 
and then write and ask why. That's 
not cricket, girls — but then, who said 
it was? We are digressing. 

As for this ugly rumor that the red- 
skin retreat to his tent May 6 week- 
end is inspired by fear— disregard It. 
Cast it away. Tut. Fear has nothing to 
(Continued on Page 4. Col. 3) 


Dana Describes 
Moscow Theatre 

Says Stanislavski, Danchekov 

Stress Natural Intimacy 

And Inner Realism 


Art Theatre Tries Tc Counteract 

Artificiality, Explains Dana 

In Illustrated Lecture 

A desire for realism In an age of 
artificial poses drove Stanislavski and 
Danchekov to found the Moscow Art 
theatre, declared Professor Henry 
Wadsworth Longfellow Dana In his 
lecture, "The Greatest Theatre in the 
World" Monday. May 2, in the Art 
lecture room. 

Stanislavski and Danchekov strove 
for a natural intimacy in their pro- 
ductions, "just as If," Prof. Dana 
added, "the fourth wall of the room 
had been removed." Perfect in the 
smallest details, Stanislavski's pro- 
ductions aimed at a realism which 
appealed to all five senses. Not con- 
tent with surface reality, however, the 
Art theatre wants also inner realism. 
The actor, it says, should have a 
golden box containing memories of 
the experience of all emotions, anger, 
fear. Jealousy, and love. Later when a 
scene calls for one such emotion, he 
can call ur> the memory and feel again 
that overwhelming power as he re- 
produces the scene. 

After the revolution, the players 
held new audiences of peasants and 
workers spellbound with performances 
of the plays of Chekov, Gogol, Gorky, 
and Andriev. Stanislavski added to 
his repertoire plays of the revolution, 
the greatest of which is The Days of 
the Turbans, by Bulgakov. A play 
sympathetic with the White Guard 
officers, it is so beautifully written 
that Stalin insisted that performances 
of it be continued. 


In the spring a young man's 
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of 
proms — reasons for going, and 
reasons fcr . not going. And even 
Willesley's devastating Juniors 
weren't immune from a shower of 

The award for the most un- 
usual excuse goes to a telegraph 
operator who couldn't desert his 
post during the Mother's day 
rush; the mcst unbelievable to 
the Harvard man who had to 
study. The customary number of 
athletes found they unfortunately 
couldn't break training rules; or 
that they had to be away giving 
their all for their alma maters and 
their pictures to the news. 

Statistics show that the spring 
of 1938 was. all in all. a healthy 
spring with fewer cases detained 
In infirmaries with measles or 
other childhood ailments. Of 
course the present business reces- 
sion increased the number who 
were unable to come because of 
financial difficulties. In fact one 
southern gentleman was ready to 
pawn all his clothes to cover the 
expense of the trip if he could be 
admitted in overalls. 

The reward for the most feeble 
excuse goes to the Pennsylvania 
State biologist who really wanted 
to come, but couldn't find anyone 
willing to feed his experimental 
white rats. But in his case, as in 
all others, the philosophical juniors 
concluded that although the "re- 
grets" will be missed, the loss is 
all theirs. 

Princeton Disdains 

Junior Invitations 

(Continued from Pave 3, Col. 1) 

the brains of the outfit. "It is de- 
cided, then, that houseparties will be 
moved back to the week-end of May 
j 6 and 7. X-19, how is your project 
To illustrate the work of the Mos- | coming?" 
cow Art theatre, Prof. Dana showed 

views of Its more famous productions. 
Careful sketches by Stanislavski for 
the first performance of the Sea Gull 
indicated the detailed work which 
helped make the theatre's premiere 
a success. Prof. Dana compared the 
Moscow Art theatre productions which 
were faithful to the authors' inten- 
tions to foreign versions of Chekov's 
Sea Gull and The Month in the 
Country by Turgenev. 

Using views of the "unrealistic" 
work of the branch studios, Prof. 
Dana depicted the imaginative audi- 
ence approaches by which Okhlopkov 
attempts "to make the play like a gi- 
gantic platter and put it right in the 
midst of the audience." 

Sigma Xi Installs 
Chapter At Wellesley 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 

winn?r of the 1934 Nobel prize in chem- 
istry for his discovery of "heavy water," 
will give the installation address on 
"Isotopes and Their Uses to Science" 
at 8:30 p. m. in Alumnae hall. During 
the last three years, Dr. Urey has 
c:ntinu:d his brilliant research in the 
field cf rare elements and has perfected 
a method for the separation of "heavy" 
liitrogen. He has produced a quantity 
of this rare substance, sufficient for 
studying seme of the chemical changes 
which nitrogen compounds undergo in 
living cells. The importance of this 
wcrk to all branches of science can 
icaicely be estimated. The installation 
address Is cpen to the general public. 

The officers of the Wellesley Chapter 
will be Dr, Ruth Johnstin, president; 
Dr. Michael Zigler. vice-president; Dr. 
Helen Dcdson. secretary; and Dr. Helen 
Kaan, treasurer. 

The following guests to the Sigma XI 
banquet have accepted: Dr. George A. 
BaltseU of Yale, president of Sigma 
XI; Dr. Edward Ellery of Union college. 

creiary; Prefers r Harlow Shapley of 

Harvard, member of the executive 

committee; Prrfessor Hugh Taylor, 

Irincetan; Prcf?ssor William J. Rob- 

'Coniinued on Page 11, Col. 5) 

"The poison ivy is all planted, sir. 
Another week and we'll be all set." 

"Good," said the chief, "Meeting 

Upon questioning a cross - section 
of the student body as to its feeling 
about this decision, the following re- 
plies were received: 

George van G. Updyke "38, presi- 
dent of the Triangle club: "Wellesley? 
Oh, yes. Did you hear about what 
happened on the trip last year?" 

Grover W. Llchtenschmaltz '39, 
newly elected chairman of the daily 
Princetonian: "Gosh! I don't know 
any girls. Would you like a subscrip- 
tion to the Prince?" 

T. Eberhard Belleview-Stratford '41: 

Carmichael J. G. Carmichael "38. 
president of the Whig-Clio debating 
society: "Women, bah! Sex is mislead- 
ing. Statistics show that . . ." 

Bartholomew R. Schwartz, '40, 
founder of the Lonely Hearts club: 
"I gutss this will ruin me. Can you 
get me a blind date for houseparties?" 

Thus, with student faeling running 
high, steps will surely be taken in 
the near future to remedy these ab- 
ominable conditions. 

Reporter Speculates on 
Junior Psychology 

By Marilyn Evans 

The department of psychology feels 
relieved that it has been experiment- 
ing with sophomores for reading tests 
rather than with juniors. Prom would, 
they fear, upset all calculations, for 
the s.rlctcst concentration on the work 
at hand Is required. Juniors with 
thoughts of Glenn Miller's swing music 
running through their brain-cells 
would certainly not come through with 
flying colors. I found Mrs. Thelma G. 
Alper, In charge of the tests for speed 
and vocabulary In reading, making the 
rounds of 222 Founders, shutting win- 
dows as she went, to keep out the 
notee of a pcpular senz drifting over 
from Billings, but she finally decided 
that the distraction was a lesser evil 
than slow suffocation! In spite of the 
danger of mental disturbances, how- 
ever, Mrs. Alper has found that some 
girls manage to overcome such minor 

In free association tests, the usual 
response to the stimulus word man is 
woman, but a junior would undoubtedly 
reply more specifically Prom date. 
For a psych major, a mixture of blue 
and yellow gives grey, but to the prom- 
trotter it means a delightfully springy 
formal, splashed with flowers. Dis- 
crimination of length Is a subject of 
no Importance to a member of the 
class of '39 — as long as her dress sweeps 
the floor regally, and her date towers 
above her sufficiently to make him feel 
strong and protective. Junicrs are far 
more concerned with Ailing out white 
leather From prcgrams than with 
joining the sophomores in making 
checks and circles on neatly printed 
reading tests. 

In supplementary tests, after the 
reading tests, Mrs. Alper has been try- 
ing to discover what effect the domi- 
nance of the right or left hand and 
eye has and has found that when 
the hand and eye on the same side of 
the body are dominant, there is less 
confusion in imagery. "39ers are much 
more interested in being feminine than 
in being dominating, and their imagery, 
consisting of Prom date, dress, and 
dinner arrangements, is perfectly clear. 


An exhibition of watercolors by 
Eliot O'Hara will constitute an art 
museum display during the period of 
May 11-31. A native of Massachu- 
setts, Mr. O'Hara formally founded 
a school of watercolor painting at 
Gooserocks Beach, Maine, in 1936. 
He has published two books. Making 
Watercolors Behave appeared in 1932, 
and Making the Brush Behave, in 
1935. This year he will publish 
Watercolor Fares Forth. 

Girls Name Escorts 
For Junior Promenade 

(Continued from Page 3, Col. 4) 

Benny Goodman Swings 
Along Symphony Stage 

(Continued from Page 3, Col. 3) 

Dartmouth Dislikes 

Wellesley 's Neglect 

(Continued on Page 3, Col. 5) 

Krupa from being missed. Martha 
Tilton. with no operatic voice, had 
trouble in making herself heard In the 
huge auditorium and over the huge 
audience. She sang with her usual 
smoothness withal, and added "Loch 
Lomond" (as the Scotch never knew 
it) to the program by clamorous re- 

Joining In the frantic rush over the 
footlights at the end of the concert, 
the Wellesley reporter attempted to 
procure a few golden words on proms 
and such frcm the lips of the master, 
but Mr. Goodman had fled the adula- 
tion of the masses (reputedly dis- 
guised as Koussevltzky) leaving only 
members of his team to autograph 
programs and evade questions. 

do with it. (Nor has timidity, diffidence, 
apprehenslveness, dread, awe, fright, 
terror, etc. — Roget.) The Indian is 
stolid, as all good American history 
students know. He is also petulant; in 
this case, almost peevish. He sat 
.ground a long time— a long, long time, 
girls— and not a note from Wellesley. 
Except those aforementioned six fellows 
—we don't know what they're doing up 
here. Well, when the other 2394 Dart- 
mouth men decided they'd waited long 
enough (three weeks Is a long time to 
wait, don't you think? Not that that's 
got anything to do with the case, but 
three weeks is a long time to wait) they 
decided to do something about It. So 
the defense mechanism started to work. 
"If those Wellesleys aren't going to 
invite us," determinedly stated the re- 
maining 2394 (the same 2394, and get- 
ting pretty mad) "well have a Prom 
all our own. Huh?" 

O; course, with all 2394 of them talk- 
ing, they couldn't hear the six smug 
ones with the Wellesley Invites clenched 
tightly In their little flsts, and they de- 
cided to answer themselves. "Sure, 
huh, let's." And so they went right 
down to Western Union (adv't) and 
wired Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. 
"Will you help us spite Wellesley?" 
they said. "Yup" came back the 
answers. That was so easy, the 2394 
Indians sent 2394 more telegrams, say- 
ing the same thing, to 2393 (one man 
decided to snake) girls who don't go 
to Wellesley. They got answers. 

Anyhow, Dartmouth's sulking. So 

The Dartmouth 

Thcmas Yeung, Harvard Medical; Sue 
Glasgow, Edwin S. Hooker, Jr., Lafay- 
ette; Jeanne Wysor, Robert Steward. 
Haivard Business. 


Emily White. Stan Nants, Harvard; 
Sylvia Cchen, Jerry Goldsmith. Provi- 
dence; Dorcthy Harris, Kenneth Rein- 
hardt, Union; Mary Tunison, Dana 
Prescott, Harvard Business; Betty Den- 
nett, John Sawyer, Babson; Wynne 
Wilson, Rafael Martines, M. I. T.; Eli- 
zabelh Davis, Nelson Price, Needham, 
Mass.; Catherine Roff, Lawrence Ar- 
nold, Harvard; Dorothea White, Dave 
Morganthaler, M. I. T.; 

Betty Anne Mitchell, R. W. Moore 
III. Colgate; Elizabeth Dodson, Wiley 
Mayne, Harvard; Helen Poor, John C. 
Kinnear, Jr., M. I. T.; Virginia Bell, 
Fred Grant, M. I. T.; Joan Kuehne, 
William Hamilton, Lehigh; Gertrude 
Whittemore, Richard Sherman, New 
Ycrk City; Jean Stetson. Bob Bentley, 
Harvard; Ruth Brodie, Jack Lucey, 
Harvard; Kitty Flske, Lloyd Burgeson, 
M. I. T.; Doris Stewart, Al Stevenson. 

Jane Mitchell, Charles Bennell, Wil- 
liams; L:uise Cull. L. Ross Porter. Har- 
vard; Ruth Coleman, Jack D. Strobeli, 
Yale; Cameron Jelliffe, George Low- 
man, Harvard; Lucille Merrifleld, G. 
Marshall Borg, Babson; Lorraine Mac- 
Klmmle, E. Russell Greenhood Jr., 
Harvard; Virginia M. Carr, Warren 
Bixbee, Harvard; Barbara Schofleld, 
Donald Carmichael, Harvard Law; Cor- 
nelia Harrison, Harold Stevenson, 

Severance Girls Hold 
Jacks Tournament 

Undcubtedly, the appearance of 
Maestro Goodman first at Carnegie 
hall and now in Boston indicates a 
Trend of the first magnitude. Brahms' 
"Variations on a Theme" were never 
like this. 


Gloria Sharp. Edmund Banas, Har- 
vard; Dorothy Voss, Robert Casselman, 
M. I. T.; Catherine Sladen. Harrison 
Sayre, Detroit, Mich.; Louise M. Ben- 
n?tt, Stanley M. Rowe, Jr., Yale; Jane 
Gracy. Jerry Lieblick. Harvard Law; 
Janet Waters, Wm. McCune Jr.. Erie. 
Pa.; Rhoda Belcher. Herbert Martyn, 
Jr., Washington, D. O; Anne Shepard, 
Franklin Fallwell Jr.. M. I. T. 

Alice Jantzen, James G. Walsh, Har- 
vard; Martha Parkhurst, Edwin F. 
Sherman Jr., Amherst; Jean Hanna, 
John J. Lamb, Dartmouth; Elizabeth 
Beach, Reg Bums, Montclair. N. J.; 
Marie Wolfs, James Trowbridge, Har- 
vard Business; Jean Van Riper, Mat- 
thew Rockwell. M. I. T.; Alia Carnduff. 
Barney Oldfield, M. I. T.; Ethel Baron, 
Mike Gormley, Washington, D. C. 


Cynthia Kilburn, John Swainbank, 
Harvard Law; Frances Roberg, Howard 
Field Jr., Harvard; Janet Kalker. 
George Coleman, Harvard; Janath 
Russell, James Paul. Harvard; Miriam 
Meyer, William Beer, M. I. T.; Margaret 
Martin, Edward Dahl, Harvard; Mar- 
garet Hayes, Walter Hiltner, M. I. T.; 
Laura-Edna Oolding, Kurt Vogt, Har- 

Marianne Robinson, Robert Harvey. 
Harvard; Isabel Perry. Woodley Framp- 
ton. Harvard Business; Babette Seele, 
Blake Palmer. Framingham, Mass.; 
Margaret Anderson. A. P. Rockwood. M. 
I. T.; Ruth Hawkes, Henry Eaton, Ox- 
ford Business school; Betty Jane White, 
Gordon Wight. Cochituate, Mass.; Jean 
Hussey, Robert Dowd, Harvard. 

The great American public may con- 
sider the eastern college student th; 
personification cf sophistication, spend- 
ing her precious leisure hours in third 
row orchestra seats or wining and din- 
ing in the most exclusive hotel dining 
ro:ms. To them she is bored by all 
but the most unusual and expensive 
modes of entertainment. But the re- 
puted sophisticates could shatter 
their f.nd public's dearest conceptions 
by one brief glimpse into their private 

Hoop-rolling, baseball and even 
jump-roping have had their flashes of 
popularity and Its resultant publicity, 
but this spring a new game is taking 
up eveiycne's leisure time, a game ru- 
mored to have grown out of a Wel- 
lefley mother's lamentation that today's 
o.udents never play jackstones! What 
true Wellesley girl ever allows a chal- 
lenge to pass by unnotlcrd? Imme- 
diately Severance was up In arms — 
Woolwcrth's was raided for sets of 
jacks, after-dinner practice was begun, 
and hidden talent quickly came to 

This week instead of strains of T. 
Dorsey's latest swing classic, cries of, 
"Oh boy, I'm up to eggs-In-basket!" 
or, "IVs over-the-fence for you, Janie" 
echo along the corridors. Big girls, 
little girls, Phi Betes, and Pro-bates 
squat In a close circle on the floor hold- 
ing their breath when someone gets up 
to "picking cherries" or misses a throw 
after nvking all her "upsles-downsies." 
No group of second-graders ever prac- 
ticed more earnestly or tried so eager- 
ly to win. 

(Continued on Page 11, CI. 4) 





Students May Enter 
Contests For Plays 

The Berkeley playmakers of Berk- 
eley, California, effer another op- 
portunity for students to submit one- 
act plays in their fifteenth annual 
play-writing contest. The awards con- 
sist of cash or other types of prizes, 
topped by a new 1938 model silent 
portable typewriter of a nationally 
known make. 

The Berkeley playmakers will also 
award a production of the best plays 
submitted and all contestants, win- 
ners or losers, will be sent analyses 
and constructive criticism of their 

Judges will be George Warren, re- 
tired drama editor of the San Fran- 
cisco Chronicle, and Irving Pichel, 
well-known Hollywood director, actor, 
and author. The closing date for 
the contest, which is open to every- 
one, is September 1. 


College Students Will Take Part in 

Competition for Radio Dramas; 

Will Broadcast Entries 

Editor's Note: 

Yale University, when explicitly 
asked "Why is a Prom?" failed to 
answer, proving themselves deficient 
In Ingenuity. 

New England college students now 
have the opportunity not only to 
write and to dramatize their own 
plays, but also to broadcast them. 

Beginning May 5, station WCOP 
will present every Thursday from 4:00 
to 4:30 an original drama selected 
from scripts submitted by college 
students, and acted by various mem- 
bers of dramatic clubs of greater 
Boston institutions. 

The Massachusetts Federal theatre 
offers a second opportunity to play- 
writers in the form of a contest open 
to all New England college students 
and graduates. This contest closes 
November 1. 1938. and will be judged 
by college Instructors and news- 
paper drama critics. The winning 
play will be produced on the stage 
by the Federal theater group, and 
playwrights should send all entries 
to 711 Boylston street. Boston, Mass. 


Whitehead Says 
Rules Inhibit 

Notes Historical Transitions 

in Forms of Order; Says 

Frustration Follows 


"The presupposition of static spatio- 
temporal and physical rules of order 
has hampered the history of western 
philosophy," said Dr. Alfred N. White- 
head in a lecture on Forms of Process, 
Wednesday, April 27. at Pendleton hall. 

From the vanous types of unity in 
this and the historic world, Dr. White- 
head drew the title of his lecture. 
Unities in the finite world give rise 
to the notion of perfection of the in- 
finite. Descartes' concept of God arose 
from a wider notion of the importance 
of the infinite. 

Order in the universe, Dr. White- 
head said, exerts no formal law, and 
history shows continual transitions in 
forms of order. It is essential to note 
this transition from accident to ne- 
cessity evidenced in elements of com- 
position. No sharp divisions are notice- 
able, there are always forms of order 
and frustration. And the essence of life 
Is found in the frustration of order. 
Absence of necessity in any particular 
form of order has been proved by the 
advance of modern science. 


The "rhythm ol process" Dr. White- 
head described as the inter-weaving of 
data, form, transition and Issue. If pro- 
cess is fundamental to actuality, then 
Newton and Descartes were wrong In 
abstracting matter from process. Data, 
which bears a high degree of relevance 
to the historic world, is the source of 
process, a form of transition; and eli- 
mination is a very positive factor in 
the background of data. Citing common 
forms of transition, Dr. Whitehead dis- 
cussed arithmetic as concerned with 
forms of process. The whole essence of 
"2 x 3" is a form of process. Such 
processes of fusion may result in coal- 
escence or dispersion. All mathematics 
concerns forms of process which yield 
proponents of further forms of process. 
Data, process with its form for relevant 
data, and issue are interfused in 


The data of experience Dr. White- 
head described as realized matter of 
fact and potentialities of matters of 
fact. Nothing in process retains com- 
plete Identity with its former self. Data, 
process and issue are dependent upon 
their epoch and Its dominant process. 
The essence of existence lies in the 
transition from data to issue. There- 
fore existence cannot be abstracted 
from process. Process and individuality 
require each other. Our understanding 
of the world is the understanding of 
the process of analogies and diversities 
of individuals involved. All knowledge 
consists in seeing potential arrange- 
ments of series and adjustments of 
facts. But the essence of the universe 
is more than process. The doctrine 
of reality extracted from process ex- 
presses some aspect of experience. 
That Is, there are factors in the 
universe to which the notion of po- 
tentiality does not apply. 
A consideration of Space, Time and 
Deity ended the discussion. Space and 

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Browsing hi her favorite antique 
shop, a Philadelphia lady of our 
acquaintance discovered what is 
undoubtedly the find of the year, 
a genuine Wellesley college beer 
mug, complete with the college 
insignia and dated 1875! The mug 
wasn't for sale, but when the lady's 
daughter, a junior at Wellesley, 
Insisted upon ownership of it, an 
exchange of old china was effected. 
Beer mugs, she thought, were not 
prominent in the official equipment, 
and a class of 75 mug sounded 
particularly intriguing. 

When the academic rarity arrived 
at Stone hall it surpassed all ex- 
pectations. Along with the heavy 
blue, seal-encrusted stein came an 
equally heavy Wellesley saucer, the 
nineteenth century safeguard 
against foam - on - the - tablecloth. 
Only the Class of '75 motif proved 
a disappointment. The famous date 
was printed on the college seal. 
The mug, we are proud to add, has 
a mammoth capacity. Right now 
it contains three inches of New 
England soil, a good deal of water, 
and a large bouquet of spring flow- 
ers, — strictly in the Wellesley 

Time express the universe as contain- 
ing the essence of transition. The sense 
of Deity gives the concept of value be- 
yond ourselves, of the "otherness" of 
reality. Space, Time and Deity are 
three types of reflective experience, 
characteristic notions that distinguish 
the human from other animals. We are 
essentially measuring ourselves in re- 
spect to what we are not, and a rele- 
vance may be detected between Deity 
and historical process. The deistic in- 
fluence Implants In historical process 
the Impulse of higher Ideals and the 
religious impulse In the world trans- 
forms the dead forms of science into 
the living facts of history. 

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Famed German Architect Calls 

Beauty, Efficiency, Aim in 

Housing of Today 

Professor Walter Gropius of the 
Harvard school of architecture spoke 
on "Housing Problems" Thursday, 
April 28, at 8:30 p. m. in Pendleton 
hall under the auspices of the col- 
lege lecture committee. Miss Sharpie 
Der Nersessian, chairman of the Art 
department, introduced the speaker 
and explained his position as an au- 
thority on problems of modern hous- 
ing and town planning. 

Good housing, Professor Gropius 
believes, depends upon consideration 
of the size and financial condition of 
the family, attention to aspects of 
beauty, and use of utmost efficiency — 
the "biological, aesthetic, and social 
units of housing." Today's architects 
and town planners work to eliminate 
exploitation of tenants' comfort and 
salaries, disregard for the natural topo- 
graphy of the building site, and 
failure to use the most up-to-date 
methods of construction, for, he said, 
"The aim of housing methods today 
is not the glorification of the new 
technique, but the achievement of 
new living." 

The vogue for prefabricated houses 
is one of the major outgrowths of the 
new demand for smaller, less expen- 
sive homes for families of moderate 
income. These factory-made concrete 
houses meet the new demand for re- 
duction of construction costs because 
they combine a durable, unadorned 
material with a comprehensive unity 
of planning. The light walls, which 
ifford excellent insulation, are liter- 
ally hung upon the supporting skele- 
ton of steel. An adequate six-room 
house can be brought from the fac- 
tory and set up on a small lot, all 
ready for furnishing, for $2500. Many 
of Professor Gropius' best known pro- 
jects have been developed with pre- 
fabricated houses. 

But beauty is of equal importance 
with efficiency, the famous architect 
believes. An expert planner is able 
to combine the advantages of natur- 
al country beauty and up-to-date 
city technique. In this respect, 
gardens around city apartments are 
increasingly prominent, while country 
homes tend to use the economical 
vertical structures first developed in 
the city to save space. The old "block 
tenements" are now considered poor, 
since the trend is toward buildings 
which allow the maximum amount of 
light and air. 

Naturally these new theories have 
been carried to extremes by certain 
groups who consider themselves in ad- 
vance of the more conservative au- 
thorities. The modernistic style is 
one which sacrifices the large win- 
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Forum Features 

Miss Ball Is Faculty Adviser 

Having been appointed by the Forum 
executive board, Miss Mary M. Ball, 
instructor In the department of poli- 
tical science will act as faculty adviser 
to Forum for the year 1938-39 in ac- 
cordance with the new constitution 
adopted Tuesday, May 3, at a general 

Time: 79 minutes 

Ruth Giles '39, Severance; Kathryn Canfield '39, Davis; Joseph- 
ine Futtner '40, Claflin; Barbara Caulkins '40, Stone; Helene 
Kazanjian '40, Shafer; Nancy Strelinger '41, Eliot. 



The geology department presented 
a two reel color movie April 29 at 
4:40 In Pendleton hall through the 
courtesy of the Great Northern rail- 
road company. A representative of the 
company spoke, pointing out inter- 
esting features In the film which cov- 
ered Glacier National Park, the Grand 
Coulee dam, the Wenatchee valley, 
and the Cascade ranges. The movies 
were remarkable for the picturesque 
and colorful shots of the mountain- 
ous terrain which they included. 


The Circolo Italiano held its final 
meeting of the year at 8 p. m. Wednes- 
day evening, May 4 at Shakespeare. 
Advanced students in the department 
presented Le Tre Grazie by Darlo 
Niccodemi, a contemporary coniedy. 
Signorlna Plerlna Borranl, of the 
Italian department and faculty adviser 
of the Circolo, coached the play. Mem- 
bers of the cast included: Josephine 
Bonomo '41 in the principal role, Mar- 
garet Lodl '40, Lydia Solemene '40, 
Clarice Grosshandler '40, Camilla Davis 
'39. Elizabeth Remick '40 and Yolanda 
Augsbury '41. 



Members of La Tertulla made 
nominations for 1938-39 officers at 
the meeting of the club May 2. 

Paintings and architecture of Spain's 
golden age were shown, and Spanish 
music was played on a vlctrola. 


Activity Under New Board 

C. A. held Its installation exercises 
April 26 at a supper meeting of the 
old and new boards In Phi Sigma. 

The employees enjoyed a smoker for 
campus men in T. Z. E. under the 
direction of Dr. Stelger May 4. Dr. H. 
E. Pulling gave an illustrated talk 
about lumbering camps, and refresh- 
ments were served. 

Next Monday an important notice 
will be posted on the C. A. board for 
all students interested in the June 
conference of the Student Christian 
movement In New England. It will be 
held, as formerly, at Camp O-AT-KA, 
Sebago lake, Maine. Miss Finch in 
the C. A. office has additional details. 

Mr. Baldwin told a group of girls 
about the Christian Mission service 
fellowship May 2. An international 
group of students training for all oc- 
cupations spend six weeks in Lisle, 
New York, where they learn Christian 
world philosophy and go out to work 
in neighboring communities. 

Father Quinlan Speaks On 
Catholic Club Federation 

The Wellesley Newman club held its 
May meeting at A. K. X. house last 
evening. The guest speaker of the eve- 
ning was Father Quinlan, chaplain of 
the federation of Catholic clubs, who 
gave an interesting resume of the work 
done by the federation. 


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Martha Schwanke, 1940; Jane Strahan, 1940; 
Pegcy Wolf, 1940 Assistant Editors 

Janet Bieber, 1940; Shirley Heidenberg, 1940; 
Barbara Oliver, 1940; Constance St. Onge, 1940; 
Barbara Walling, 1940 Reporters 

Isabel Cummtng. 1940; Marilyn Evans, 1940; 
Marion Gerson, 1940; Carol Lewis, 1940; 
Susan Swartz, 1940; Doris Bry, 1941 

Elizabeth Green, 1941 Assistant Reporters 

Louise Stewart. 1939 Drama Critic 

Elizabeth Davis. 1939; Mary Dougherty, 1939: 

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Mary Hutton, 1938 Music Critic 

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The News is happy to announce Ruth Ostermann 
•39 as the new Music critic. 

Special photographer for this issue is Alice Jantzen 


The shadow picture on Page 1 was drawn by Emilie 
Little "39, and Mary Lieurance '39. 

Alice in Promland 

"I'm all mixed up," said the March 
hare. "This modern lingo stymies, 
stumps, just plain stops me in the midst 
of a beautifully grammatical sentence — 
but there I go again. You see how it 
works?" And he settled into a des- 
pondent slump. 

"I heard rumors today that a new 
kind of wild life has invaded the campus, 
and I'm worried. March hares are all 
right" (and he tried to look nonchalant), 
"and I have even put up with April fools. 
I managed to ignore the influx of Easter 
bunnies and the cheeping chicks, but this 
is the last straw. Are we turning Tower 
court green into a horse-racing track for 
the week-end? All I've heard about during 
the last few hours is trotters — "prom- 
trotters" they call them. They're usurp- 
ing all my glory, and I don't like them, 
whatever they are." 

"Well," said Alice, "you needn't be so 
jealous. Prom-trotters are kind of beast- 
ly, but they're not quadrupeds, and be- 
sides it's against their policy to be 
grouchy." She looked reproachfully at 
the March hare. "Unless I'm mistaken, 
and of course that may be the case, the 
man who just jounced past us is a prom- 
trotter. He's telling that girl who's wob- 
bling on her high heels that Wellesley is 
the most beautiful of all the girls' col- 
leges he's ever — he meant to say that 
Wellesley was the most beautiful college 

"But just what is this prom?" said the 
March hare insistently. 

"Sit down," said Alice impatiently. 
"You can't stand up for something about 
which you are so abysmally ignorant. 
Junior Prom is, as every well-bred per- 
son knows, — oh dear, what is Junior 
Prom?" Alice sat down too. 

"Let's start all over again," she mur- 
mured. "A prom is a prom is a prom 
is — well, it just defies description. Per- 
haps this will do. A prom is a synthesis 
of heterogeneous substances, including 
rippling rhythm, botanical addenda, and 
a homo sapiens. These elements combine 

to produce a definite reaction in the re- 
gion in which they are found." 

"So this is a real holiday?" said the 
March hare, and smirked. "Of course," 
said Alice, "we never have Saturday 

Again, Argimenes 

At this late date, the decision to give 
a repeat performance of King Argimenes 
and the Unknoivn Warrior, substituting 
it for the June play which Barnswallows 
usually gives, is a fortunate one, de- 
manding, nevertheless, some word of dis- 
criminating appraisal. Had the Theatre 
workshop and dance groups not con- 
sented to a return engagement, the new 
Barn board, unable to formulate definite 
plans for production during the period 
of debate concerning the repetition of 
Dunsany's play, would have been faced 
with the arduous task of preparing a 
very big play in very little time. 

But the Barnswallows group showed 
its willingness to initiate a change, not 
in an attempt to escape the work of then- 
first project, or because they were re- 
luctant to oppose suggestions handed 
down from college authorities. They con- 
sidered the merits of the performance and 
its interest appeal to the alumnae for 
whom, primarily, the play is given. By 
their graceful side-stepping, they have 
relinquished their chance for experimen- 
tation before the lunge into a busy winter 
season begins, and their sacrifice should 
be observed. 

The decision comes as one aid to the 
crowded social schedule complaint, but 
should be considered as a temporary 
measure. Before turning the exception 
into a rule, it would seem that Barn 
might justifiably expect a more leisurely 
consideration of the problem. We have 
heard the complaint that Barn June 
play, conflicting as it does with the ex- 
amination period, spells disaster for 
studying and the quality of acting and 
standards of production of the Barn 
play itself. A play with a small cast 
immediately offers itself as a possible 
solution of this objection to June play; 
so, too, does the possibility of starting 
work on the play earlier in the spring 

It is to be hoped that in this resurrec- 
tion, Argimenes will rise to even more 
finished heights and not be a mere echo 
of its former self. 

Wellesley In The World 

Two Wellesley students attended con- 
ferences recently with members of other 
colleges, one a gathering of the heads of 
various Christian associations who met 
to discuss common and individual prob- 
lems, and the other the meeting of the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Republican club 
at Princeton. While this statement may 
not in itself seem significant, it could 
easily be so. For even if conferences such 
as these had shown no material gains 
or results, their more worthwhile value 
lies in the fact that the students who 
attend them come back invigorated, with 
a more enthusiastic attitude towards the 
group which they represented. They have 
presented their problems and received aid 
in them, given advice to others — always a 
pleasant task — and have seen how other 
colleges met situations similar to their 

The clarification of ideas which results 
from such discussions is not the sole bene- 
fit, however. Besides meeting other stu- 
dents who typify the diverse attitudes of 
other colleges, the individuals have a 
chance to hear men and women already 
well known in their fields, who talk to 
the students from the point of view of 
practical experience. Such figures as 
Harry E. Fosdick, Grace Louckes Elliott, 
the psychiatrist, John D. M. Hamilton 
and Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., are 
all well qualified to speak and to aid stu- 

It is thrilling to think that college stu- 
dents are having increasing opportunity 
to influence public opinion. The resolu- 
tions adopted at the Princeton convention 
will be sent to the National convention, 
and the terrible housing conditions which 
C. A. delegates inspected last week-end 
may be more easily remedied when stu- 
dents, with a first hand knowledge of 
them, urge college friends to bring firm 
political pressure to bear on those men 
who represent them. 


•Could you dance a little faster?" 

said the Junior date from Yale, 
•There's a Harvard man behind us, 

and he's treading on your trail." 
See how eagerly the maids upon 

the side-lines all advance 
Superciliously observing — will you 

come and join the dance? 

'"I really am delighted; it's so 
nice of you to come. 

The receiving line is waiting, and 
the orchestra's begun." 

But the Amherst man seemed bash- 
ful, and gave a look askance 

At th'imposing line of Deans, 
who must be met before the 

The orchestra was howling when 

Dartmouth started in, 
And eyes from out the window 

panes observed the Junior din. 
The further from the orchestra, 

the nearer was their glance— 
Don't look down, beloved Brown, 

but just come and join the 

"Will you, won't you, could you. 

would you. like to join the 

"We'd adore it. we're all for it— 

here's a cheer for Juniors' 


J. S. '40 
C. L. '40 


Students suffering from mi- 
Mike crophone fright receive a 
Fright remarkable cure at the Rens- 
Cure selaer Polytechnic Institute's 

radio broadcasting station. 
Since public speaking, debating, dra- 
matics, music and good diction are 
increasingly important in everyday 
life, all departments of the institute 
use this means for preparing stu- 
dents to fill more successfully posi- 
tions in education, the professions, 
business and government. 

Wool made from milk is a 
Suit of commercial reality in Europe. 
Milk "Lanital" is its trade name. 

Moths may be the natural 
destroyers of sheep's wool, but this 
ntm material is susceptible to all 
"casein splitting" micro-organisms, a 
situation which means that the wearer 
of such a suit of clothes dare not 
walk out of doors or roll in the grass 
without becoming a prey to bacteria. 
The tiny organisms would simply de- 
stroy the suit. 


All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
will be used if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for opinions and 
statements in this column. 

Contributions should be in the 
hands of the Editors by 11 A. M. on 

Biological and anthro- 
A Monkey's pological beliefs suffered 
Tale Again a startling upset in the 

statement of Dr, Franz 
Weidenreich. "Evolution is not ne- 
cessary for survival, and not just the 
fittest have survived." The doctor 
still believes, however, that man de- 
scended from a particular ape and 
came out of the trees to walk up- 

Postponement of Hoop-roiling 

To the Wellesley College News: 

It has been whispered about that 
the postponement of May Day was 
perhaps connected with the fact that 
Shafer seniors were just plain snooz- 
ing peacefully at home, or else were 
notoriously In the back lines for the 
start cf the hoop-rolling. This rumor, 
coupled with the fact that I live in 
Shafer too, and was to decide, with 
Miss McAfee, on the suitability of the 
weather, has given rise to rumors of 
partiality. I wculd just like to tender 
my apologies to all you early bird 
hoop-rollers who were kept up unne- 
cessarily without even any worm pre- 
sented afterwards, and also to announce 
that Miss McAfee has promised ab- 
solutely to take half the snubs, cold 
shoulders, etc., as a sign that the post- 
ponement was just as much her de- 
cision as mine. 

I would like to close with a bit oi 
circumstantial evidence. It is not prob- 
able that anyone, on being awakened 
at 6:00 a. m. by a harassed senior 
whose only greeting was, "Well, it's 
drizzling," would leap out of bed. whip 
Into her clothes and raincoat, sally 
forth to Tower hill, look over the line, 
see no Shaferltes, run back (on an 
empty tummy), phone Miss McAfee at 
6:20, and single-handed, call the whole 
thing cff. It is not probable. In fact, 
I absolutely didn't do it. 

Again, my regrets at disappointing 
many early risers, but the weather just 
wouldn"t cooperate. 

General Chairman of May Day 

Soviet Russia will build 
The Better a bathosphere absolutely 
To See dwarfing that in which 

Dr. William Beebe de- 
scended. The instrument will be 55 
feet in diameter, weigh four and 
one half tons and hold three per- 
sons. Observation windows will en- 
able scientists to see twice as much 
as underwater investigators have been 
able to perceive heretolore. 


Brighter students in New 
York city high schools 
will no longer submit to 
average and dull mem- 
bers of their class. Persons with high 
I. Q.'s, attending "Honors Schools," 
will work in groups, free from the 
old idea that formal recitation is the 
only method of education. Less ex- 
ertion, however, means no college 
entrance diploma. 

C. A. Presidents Visit New York 

To the Wellesley College News: 

The Presidents of New England col- 
lege Christian associations met re- 
cently for an extended boat-trip week- 
end to New York. These young people 
and their senior associates constituted 

The average American boy is 
Brawn superior In physique to the 
For average English boy, accord- 
Italy ing to Howard Evans, blunt 

headmaster of Betteshanger 
School in Dover, England. Both 
American and English youth should be 
told, however, that he believes Italian 
boys to be the fittest of all. 

ing houses of New York,— (of these 
"forgotten men," New York houses 
nightly 11,000 — men too poor to pay 
even a quarter for a "flop house"!) 

We walked to see Knickerbocker 
village, a slum - clearance project, 
cleared presumably to afford better 
housing for the former occupants of 
the site, but the final upshot of the 
project is that rents have been trebled 
and quadrupled so that former tenants 
cannot move back in, but instaad must 
move in on relatives, and thereby in- 
tensify, to an even g'-eater extent, the 
housing problem. On we went to learn 
of Harlem "hot beds"— beds that are 
occupied for twenty-fcur hours straight 
in shifts of eight hours each and never 
a change of bedding; we saw con- 
demned houses where sixty p?cple live 
in sixteen rooms. The next morning, 
however, we found ourselves in contrast 
on the top of (he hill in Riverside 
church, beauty of beauties, but called 
so often, in righteously bitter tones. 
"The Socony Oil Temple." From such 
a week-end of paradoxes and contrasts 
and the ever haunting existence of 
'poverty in the midn of plenty" hit- 

■ f l' wsrip united in the desire to 

understand and to live the Christian I ting us squarely between the eyes, the 

life in realistic awareness of the needs 
of the day. Catholics. Jews, Protestant?. 
white, yellow, and black, made up the 
grcup that spent long evenings in 
round-table give-and-take discussions, 
that spent their days in tramping 
through New York's slums, talking to 
men who sleep at the Municipal lodg- 

Student Christian movement leaders 
returned, again pledged in nil their in- 
dividual and group relationships to 
capture for thrmrelves_ the spirit J?su". 
manifested, and in particular to stand 
against the exploitation of human be- 
ings for personal gain. 

Dorothy Voss '39 



/ Married an Angel 

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as the American Anna Murphy. 
Dennis King, of course, exudes per- 
sonality, and with the combination of 
his fine voice and pleasant acting 
gives a very satisfactory perform- 
ance. Although Vera Zorina has not 
the experience in musical comedy 
which the other actors possess, her 
ballet dancing, as the angel who can 
no longer fly, is exquisite and worthy 
of a former member of the Ballet 

Although at times one fidgets in 
one's seat because of its length, and 
finds that parts of it drag, the faults 
of / Married An Angel are negligible 
compared with its virtues. 

L. S. '39 

Journey's End 

I Married An Angel 

Although the new musical comedy, 
I Married An Angel, presents no deep 
theme and offers no solution to any 
world problem it is an excellent piece 
of light entertainment. Its purpose 
is to amuse and to delight, and it 
succeeds admirably. Besides Dennis 
King, it possesses an airy story, witty 
dialogue, songs that hum in one's 
memory, and a clever arrangement 
for shifting scenes, new backgrounds 
sliding on as old ones roll off. 

The story is impossible and amus- The Wellesley Players' club, a group 
ing. Willy Palaffi, a young Hungarian of two hundred and fifty persons in- 
banker. who is disillusioned about terested in all phases of the drama, 
women, says that he will marry no was founded in 1925, and has been 
one but an angel. One of these endeavoring since that time to bring 
heavenly beings hears him and, tak- i the better plays before Wellesley au- 
ing his words at face value, floats i diences. Last Friday night, Arpil 29, 
into his study in wings and white ' it produced R. C. Sherriff's Journey's 
chiffon. When he realizes that he is End. Although this club can afford 
not dreaming, he urges her to elope J to spend more time, energy, and 
with him to Paris. Given a chance i money on its plays than Barnswallows 
lo think the matter over, Willy finds j can, no doubt many of the problems 

it has met and overcome are similar 
to those now confronting our own 
organization. Not the least of these 
problems Is that of winning recogni- 
tion as a sincere group which be- 
lieves that drama is an art and as 
such is worthy not only of the long 
hours spent upon It, but also of seri- 
ous consideration from the audience. 
The choice of play was a happy one. 
In these troubled days no more time- 
ly subject could be chosen than the 
evils of war as they affect the soul 
of man. For the tragedy of Jour- 
ney's End does not lie in the deaths 
of Dennis Stanhope and Jimmy 
Raleigh but in the complete de- 

struction of all spirits too sensitive 
to bear up under the horror of war. 
The after lives of these boys, empty 
of the faith and ideals necessary to 
them, would have been far more tragic 
than their early deaths. The inevi- 
tability of war's consequences is 
stressed by Stanhope as he fears, 
even in the midst of humiliation at 
being discovered in a drunken state 
by his old friend and hero-worshipper, 
that Raleigh will sink as low as he 

Although the play moved slowly 
because the actors failed to snap up 
their cues, long pauses sometimes re- 
sulting, the mood was not lost, due 
to the obvious sincerity of character 
interpretation. Captain F. w. Bos- 
well as Dennis Stanhope, and A. H. 
Leonard. Jr., as Osborne, the former 
schoolmaster, gave thoughtful, earnest 
performances, while A. Stevenson, Jr., 
as Hibbert, and E. D. Seely ay 
Trotter, portrayed their difficult roles 
in an admirable manner. 

L. S. '39 

that there are disadvantages in be- 
ing married to such a creature, not 
the least of which is her possession 
of wings. Fortunately, Angel, as she 
is now called, wakes up one morning 
to find them gone. However, other 
problems arise, for the young wife 
still has angelic traits and believes 
with Keats that, "Beauty is truth, 
truth beauty." With this as her motto 
she promptly alienates Willy's friends 
and starts a run on his bank. It is 
not until some visiting angels (rela- 
tives of hers!) tell her that she may 
never return to Heaven, that she lis- 
tens to her sister-in-law's instructions 
on how to lie and get away with it. 
But it is never too late to learn, and 
Angel dips her tongue in honey and 
"fixes things up." reconciling the 
friends and averting the run. 

The songs and ballets., which at 
times break the thread of the story, 
are among the most pleasing aspects 
of the show. The Rodgers and Hart 
tunes are, as usual, catchy and clever. 
One song, "A Twinkle in Your Eye," 
sung by Vivienne Segal, is the high 
point of her performance. As the 
Countess Peggy Palaffi she does some 
sound acting, but she has to strive to 
remain equal with Audrey Christie 

Audience Cheers Z. A. Play 

If the enthusiasm of a first-night 
audience is any indication of the suc- 
cess of a play, then Z?ta Alpha's pro- 
duction of Leslie Howard's three-act 
farce. Murray Hill, is one of the most 
successful that Wellesley his seen for 
quite some time. The spectators filled 
the living-room of Z. A with cheering 
and stamping so that several curtain 
calls and a great deal of bowing were 
in order. The producers may be justly 
proud of their success, for the piny 
was certainly carried out with the air 
of light-hearted spontaneity which its 
lines and content demanded, as well 
as with a truly professional finesse. 

As the youngest spinster in the house 
of Tweedle, Aileen Davidson '39 gave a 
convincingly naive performance: her 
fainting was admirable, as was her de- 
fiance in the faces of her outraged 
maiden aunts. Her handsome young 
hero, played by Virginia Spangler '38, 
must have caused not a few of the 
feminine hearts in the audience to 
flutter wildly at his every entrance onto 
the stage, and at his ardent love- 
making. It was with a sigh of relief 
that we learned in the last act that 
he was really America's richest son. 
laden down with bank-accounts and 
high ideals, and thus eligible to marry 
the charming Miss Tweedle and live 
happily ever after. 

As the old lawyer who advised the 
Misses Tweedle in their spinsterly af- 
fairs, Mary Dougherty "39 was success- 
fully crotchety, showing every sign of 
a long life of bachelorhood. Margaret 

Cahill '39 as the most unrestrained 
of the aunts and Jane Tracy '38, as 
the highly unrestrained nephew from 
Chicago, are also worthy of note and 
of a large share of the praise. 

Elizabeth Davis '39 

Voices of the Verse-Speakers 

The department of speech pre- 
sented the Wellesley verse speaking 
choir, together with similar groups 
from the Newton and Watertown 
high schools and Pine Manor-Dana 
hall, in a program of choral speak- 
ing, Friday evening, April 29. The 
demonstrations fully supported the 
claim of Miss Cecile de Banke. di- 
rector of the Wellesley group, who 
pointed out in a short introductory 
peech, the possibilities of experi- 
menting with different types of ma- 
■ rial and with the effective use of 
dark and light voices. Your re- 
porter, who had never heard the 
verse .--peaking choir before, was 
pleasantly surprised with the possi- 
bilities of this type of choral work 
which li;clud^s a wide range for in- 
terpretation and unexplored oppor- 
tunities for blending and contrasting 
different qualities of voices. 

The program opened with three se- 
lections by the Watertown high 
school choral speaking club, of which 
Foreboding, by Don Blanding, pro- 
(Continued on Page 10, Col. 1) 


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Song Recital 

Songs in English, German. Spanish 
nnd old Italian made up the program 
given by the students of voice last 
Wednesday evening. The selections, 
well arranged for the balance of moods 
and voices, made a unified whole which 
was enjoyable for the listener, as the 
very familiar songs ol Brahms, Schu- 
bert and Wolf were represented, as 
well as some little-known Italian arias 
of the seventeenth century. 

After the aria "Deh vleni, non tardar" 
from Le Nozzi de Figaro by Mozart, 
with which Dorothy Harris opened the 
program, Jane Haase gave Tu lo sai 
by Torelli. Both performers gave evi- 
dence of rich underlying voice quality 
and understanding of the music. Ruth 
Ostermann followed with two old Eng- 
lish airs, afLer which an Irish love song 
by Lang was warmly interpreted by 
Ellen Regan. An early Italian aria by 
Caldera and O Saviour Hear Me. ar- 
ranged from Gluck, were sung with 
clarity and control by Elizabeth Adams, 
with two duets rendered by Nellie Fred- 
erick and Jane Fenton effecting a light 
and pleasing contrast. In strong and 
natural tones Alma Warner next gave 
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Printed privately a few years ago 
for the enjoyment of Barrie's intimate 
friends, "The Greenwood Hat" has 
now been passed on to the wider circle 
of his readers and admirers. Strangely 
enough Barrie's public sees him heri 
not as the beloved author of "Peter 
Pan" and "The Little Minister." but 
as an anxious young man trying to 
crash the gates of success. 

"The Greenwood Hat" is the auto- 
biographical account of the author's 
leaner years, or as Barrie puts it, "The 
biography of James Anon" (anony- 
mous), whose untagged articles made 
occasional appearances in the St. 
James, and other British papers be- 
tween 1885 and 1887. "Anon" was just 
another ambitious beginner who came 
down to London and armed himself 
with his first silk hat for the express 
purpose of impressing editors. As a 
matter of fact, Barrie's editor and "in- 
ventor" was Frederick Greenwood, 
editor of the St. James, and hence 
"The Greenwood Hat." 

Shakespeare got Barrie on the press, 
and on the strength of such a noble 
beginning he looked forward to a 
career as the heaviest of writers. But 
James Anon was to find himself not 
in high tragedy, but in the whimsical 
tales of self-sufficient school boys, of 
rooks in the springtime, of club ghosts 
and Adelphl ghosts, and the philoso- 
phic conversations of serious young 

A man may be known truly only 
through his actions, and thus out of 
"The Greenwood Hat." and the ex- 
periences of turning life into story 
material, emerges Barrie's personality. 
Insignificant in size (a fact he so often 
deplored), his greatness lay, ironically, 
in his quick appreciation of "insig- 
nificant things." Barrie was an ob- 
server always, seeing the world through 
the whimsical spectacles of his special 
humor and imagination. 

"The Greenwood Hat" is an excellent 
example of the elusive charm of 
Barrie's style, and a deft self-portrait. 
Barrie has succeeded in viewing him- 
self impersonally, as the Earl of Bald- 
win says in his introduction to the 
book, in the "autumn light in which 
Seventy looks back on Twenty five." 
J. S. '40 

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Mile. Boulanger's Busy Life Shows 
Versatility, Vigor in Musical Work 

By H6Une Kasanjian 

Mademolselle Nadia Boulanger, new- 
ly elected honorary member of the 
class of 1939, has been a very active 
member of the music department since 


February, and is famous as a musi- 
cian the world over. Her tireless en- 
thusiasm, her inexhaustible vigor 
and forceful personality, which are 
striking even in a short Interview, 
make her an invaluable addition to 
the class. 

Characteristically, Mile. Boulanger 
credits her Interest and enjoyment 
of music to her mother, who learned 
the harmony book by heart in order 
to teach it to her daughter who was 
then only seven years old. Her 
mother's realization of the necessity 
of a good technique guided these 
years, as well as her great under- 
standing of her daughter. 

Mile. Boulanger, too, emphasized 
during the conversation the great 
necessity for technique as the funda- 
mental in anything which one does, 
which must be mastered before free- 
dom and release within the subject 
may be gained. Childhood is an im- 
portant age in the acquirement of a 


Although Mile. Boulanger did not 
tell more about her Illustrious early 
life, I found additional information 
after the interview. Mile. Boulanger 
was born in Paris September 15. 

1887, of a family of musicians. Ex- 
ceptionally gifted in music as a child, 
she received highest awards in all 
her classes at the conservatory of 
Paris. She studied the organ under 
Guklmaut and Vierme, and compo- 
sition under Gabriel Faure. In 1908 
she received the 2nd Grand Prix de 

Since 1904 Mile. Boulanger has de- 
voted herself to teaching. She di- 
rected the studies of her sister Llli 
Boulanger whose death in 1918, at the 
age of 24, was a tragic loss to the 
music world. Since the foundation 
of the American conservatory at 
Fontalnebleau she has had charge of 
the courses of harmony as well as 
teaching counterpoint, piano accom- 
paniment, history of music and com- 
position. In addition to her work at 
Fontalnebleau, Mile. Boulanger teaches 
at the Ecole Normale de Musique de 
Paris, and gives private lessons to 
students from all over the world. 
For the past few years she has been 
busy with concerts, particularly those 
of choral music. 


Mile. Boulanger as a person in- 
spires all who meet her by her great 
personality, her interest in people, and 
her complete selflessness before her 
love of music. Besides conducting 
courses at Radcliffe and Wellesley. 
giving concerts and lectures, and be- 
ing the first woman director of the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mile. 
Boulanger has been back to Paris 
since February on a three weeks' 
trip, and is planning to return to 
Fontalnebleau this summer. She is 
tireless, and, in spite of her many 
hours of activities every day, is al- 
ways willing to talk to students. 
During the interview she let fall 
no hint that it was late in the 
evening, that she had been at Wel- 
lesley since two o'clock in the after- 
noon, conducted two seminars, given 
(Continued on Page 12, Col. 2) 

Smith Gives Summer 
Music-Study School 

The regular summer session for the 
study of music will be held at Sage 
hall, Smith college, this year for the 
six weeks beginning June 27. Many 
undergraduate students, both men and 
women, who find it impossible to 
continue their music studies in col- 
lege because of the pressure of aca- 
demic work find here an excellent 
opportunity to concentrate for six 
weeks on their favorite instrument. 

Courses are given In all branches 
of theory, history and musical peda- 
gogy and instruction in piano, organ, 
voice, violin and cello. All courses 
except those in practical music are 
given academic credit toward the A.B. 
and M.A. degree. 

The music making activities of the 
school include chorus, orchestra and 
ensemble playing as well as frequent 
recitals by faculty and students. The 
spacious music building with its mod- 
ern equipment and excellent music 
library affords ample facilities for all 
branches of music study. 

Mrs. Ewing Says 
39 May Change 

Rooming Rule Flexible; Applies 

To Members of 1939 As 

Announced Last Spring 

RIGID FOR 1940, 1941 


The twelve members of the ballet 
chorus of Alceste, Judith Alexander '40, 
Marjorie Li '40, Camilla Davis "39, 
Martha Parkhurst '39, Phyllis Gordon 
'40, Harriet Judd '40, Christine Marting 
"40, Rhea Ornstein '40, Nancy Sargent 
"39, Nancy Strelinger '41, Marjorie 
Willlts "39, and Elizabeth Deems '41, 
presented three choruses from the opera 
Alceste at the Dance symposium held 
in the Boston Y. W. C. A. dance studio, 
Wednesday evening, April 27. Other 
groups from Radcliffe, Bouve, and Sar- 
gent demonstrated different dance 

Editor's Note: Some confusion has 
arisen over the statement in the room- 
drawing announcement which states: 
"All members of the Junior Class are 
expected to remain in the house in 
which they are now Jiving for their 
senior year," since it conflicts with the 
statement given to the News in the 
issue of May 27, 1937. At that time 
the announcement made as a result 
of the Academic Council's new room- 
ing plan included this clause: "Al- 
though an attempt will be made to 
establish the quotas for all classes 
in the spring of 1938, the ruling that 
no Juniors may move will not neces- 
sarily be rigidly applied in the case 
of members of the class of 1939." 
Questioned about the inconsistency 
of these two announcements, Dean 
Ewing said that the early flexible 
announcement will still prevail. 

The room-drawing announcement 
issued by Miss Mary C. Ewing, Dean 
of Residence, on May 1, reads as fol- 

A Junior who wishes to retain her 
present room for the year 1938-39 
should fill out a form to this effect in 
the office of the Dean of Residence 
before Friday, May 6. 

Members of the freshman and 
sophomore class will be roomed ac- 
ioiding to the numbers drawn, and 
no preference will be allowed to those 

who wish to remain in the same house. 

Numbers may not be exchanged. 

Two students who wish to room 
together may draw one number, giving 
both names, or may draw their num- 
bers separately, and move on the av- 
erage of these two numbers. 

A student may Indicate that she 
wishes to move with a group of 
friends, in which case the group 
will be moved on the highest num- 
ber drawn in the group. 

For each house a quota is set for 
the number of rooms available for 
each class. After the seniors have 
drawn, a list of vacant rooms will 
be posted in the office of the Dean 
of Residence. After the juniors 
have drawn, the remaining rooms 
will also be posted. 

For the year 1938-39 rooms will be 
reserved for freshmen in Clafiin, 
Norumbega, Severance, and Tower 

Jansens Make Tour; 
Visit News Office 

Monsieur Jansen, Belgian minister 
of finance, honored the Wellesley 
News office with a brief visit Tuesday 

M. Jansen, together with his daugh- 
ter, made a one-month tour of the 
United Stftes to study financial poli- 
cies and their application here. Ac- 
cording to Mile. Jansen, the Wellesley 
campus and student activities have no 
counterpart in European colleges. 

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Empiricism in Lecture on 

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For the sixth lecture in the Mary 
Whiton Calkins lecture series on 
"Mcdes of Thought," Prof. Alfred N. 
Whitehead chcse as his subject The 
Civilized Universe. Given at Pendleton 
hall, Wednesday, May 4, this was the 
final talk in a series begun by Dr. 
Whitehead In September, 1937. 

Philosophy founded on empirical as- 
sumptions Dr. Whitehead described as 
having no certainty. "Self - evident 
trains" are the only valid aims of de- 
cuiticn. By applying the process of 
abstraction to the constant succession 
tf perceptions in the self, we are able 
to achieve clarity. Through the per- 
cep.lon of details, we interpret the 
"totality" which the speaker believes to 
te basic in human experience. 

At the basis of this experlonce is 
Hie sense of worth, which the speaker 
equated with a sense of existence that 
Is its own justification. A secondary 
process, the discrimination and analysis 
of details, yields the positive sense of 
reality, of the whole self, the sense of 
being one among other selves. 


Some value Is attributed to every- 
thing, and existence is the upholding 
of value Intensity. This discussion of 
existence led Dr. Whitehead to a cri- 
ticism of Humes empiricism. The 
speaker discredited that sceptical philo- 
sophy by declaring that we can be de- 
prived of sensory exparlence and still 
be conscious of existence. At the same 
time he criticized the Cartesian theory 
that abstracts God and the self from 
the universe. Dr. Whitehead does not 
iecognize any clear cut distinction be- 
tween selves and external objects. In 
line with this statement he denied the 
existence cf passive matter. 

The realization of worth is our pri- 
mary experience and underlies all other 
experience. The enjoyment of worth, 
which is actuality, is part of existence. 
Of secondary import is the fusing of 
qualitative distinctions that alter some 
experience. This is In contradiction to 
Hume's conviction that qualitative dis- 
tinctions are primary. Through experi- 
ence we gain a sense of power which 
enables us to make qualitative distinc- 


The appreciation of beauty. Dr. 
Whitehead went on to say, is the in- 
tuition of sacredness, the outcome of 
he constant striving towards the ideal. 
This ideal, although unrealizable, Is as 
much a reality as is anything else. It 
is important to note that there is no 

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a degree equivalent to reality. In con- 
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First It Is a sense of the importance 
of abstraction. Secondly it is the recog- 
nition of necessary connection, which 
is the reversal of abstraction. Philoso- 
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found in presupposition, not in state- 
ment of language. 

MAY 9. 

Library Offers 
Popular Books 

Students Choose Sociological 

Studies; Spurn Popular 

Novel and Biography 


The week-end shelf of the library 
>ffers the best proof of what Wel- 
lesley girls read for pleasure, accord- 
ing to the report of Miss Ethel Hunt- 
er, librarian in charge of reserve book 
collections. Her article In the N. Y. 
C Publishers Weekly surprisingly re- 
veals that the college reader Is quite 
as eager for the not-so-cheerful so- 
ciological studies as for modern nov- 
els. This Interest, growing in size, has 
been keeping step with the gain In 
size and activities of economics and 
sociology classes. 

Favorite authors of yesterday, such 
as Arnold Bennett. H. G. Wells, and 
Edith Wharton, have fallen in stu- 
dent estimation. Biography, which 
three or four years ago reached an 
all time high, Is rather noticeably 
losing favor, especially If the book is 
large and imposing. Books of whimsy 
and humor are practically certain to 
be among the first selected when they 
appear on the shelf. 

Many a student, after a sympathe- 
tic introduction to an ominous look- 
ing book, later returns It with a word 
of thanks for the opportunity which 
she would otherwise have missed. A 
bored young sophisticate with a 
sounder taste in reading than she 
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Play-reading Is Increasing. Cow- 
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ney Kingsley's. and Marc Connelly's 
stand highest in favor, along with 
Shaw's and Galsworthy's. Our course 
In play production has created con- 
siderable Interest in descriptive, not 
too technical books on the mechanics 
of the theatre. Poetry is on the up- 
turn, with Sara Teasdale.' Robert 
Frost, and Edna St. Vincent Millay 
the favorites. Masefleld. Benet, and 
Sandburg are gaining fast. 


A little of every kind of literary 
fare appears on the shelf at one time 
or another. Leaning a bit to fiction 
and poetry, the collection Includes as 
stimulating a miscellany of biogra- 
phies, essays, science, travel, re- 
ligion, politics, economics, etc., as will 
fit together In so small a space. New 
books make the shelf attractive and 
up-to-date, but it Is in no sense a 
"New Book" shelf. Students greet 
worn old favorites as happily as the 
latest best-sellers. 

The week-end shelf resulted from 
a student's remark that whenever she 
wanted to find something quickly for 
reading over Sunday, she got lost in 
Mie stacks. The collection proves two 
things. First, that in spite of the 
Inrotv'i made on time by movies, the 
radio, and dates, college girls do "^d 
Secordly, the shelf Is a fair criterion 
of what they read, since this small 
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recital was a first concert appearance, 
and all can be praised for their assur- 
ance and technique, which, in spite 
of inexperience, made their perform- 
ance pleasing nnd promising. As a 
whole, the program was one which 
would appeal to any musical audience. 
Great credit should be given to Kath- 
erlne Hack, Mr. Humphrey and Mrs. 
Vogler for a moving and well-balanced 
interpretation in the last number. 

R. O. '39 

Horses in Art 

been made in Western art since horses 
were attempted by 15th century Italian 
religious painters will satisfy the most 
exacting sportsman. Each of the most 
outstanding painters has contributed 
something personal In the way of in- 
terpretation; thus we remember Degas' 
racehorses for their clean, fine lines, 
and Daumier's ghostly Don Quixote 
haunts us with his terrible, bony, death- 
like steel. The variety of the exhibition, 
and its high standard of artistic ex- 
cellence, distinguishes it as an unusual 
and very worthwhile event. 

E. K. '39 

Voices of the Verse-Speakers 

(.Continued from Page 7, Col. 4) 

duced a profound effect upon the au- 
dience. Daniel, by Vachel Lindsay, 
one of the five Interpretations by the 
Newton high school group, caused 
considerable laughter. The Pine 
Manor-Dana hall group, directed by 
Barbara Ketchum, Wellesley '17, and 
former member of the verse speak- 
ing choir, presented a theme arrange- 
ment of prose and poetry, The Mean- 
ing of America, which touched with 
startling intensity upon the high 
points of American development from 
the civil war to the present eco- 
nomic crisis. The presentations of 
the Wellesley group consisted largely 
of the studies of individual students 
and included such diverse types of 
material as classical Greek choral 
drama and negro rhythms. One of 
the most delightful was a study of 
children's verse, The Potatoes' Dance, 
by Vachel Lindsay, presented by 
Jeanne Nutter '40; while Edwin Mark- 
ham's The Man with the Hoe, pre- 
sented by Jane Penton '40, made a 
deep impression upon the audience. 
M. S. '38 

It with Schubert's Des Baches Wiegen- 

A group of Swedish folk songs were 
then sung with charm and grace by 
Mary Louise Blrcher. Again Nellie 
Frederick presented an Italian aria and 
Jane Penton two songs by Franz and 
Schumann, Bitte and Widmung, fol- 
lowed by Dorothy Harris singing three 
Spanish airs by Nin. Katherine Hack 
closed the program with commendable 
renditions of a group of Wolf songs and 
"Gestillte Sehnsucht" by Brahms. 

For many of the singers Wednesday's 

The Fogg Museum in Cambridge is 
showing until May 20 a group of works 
showing the importance of the horse 
in graphic and plastic art from ancient 
China to the present day. Oils, water- 
colors, drawings and sculpture from all 
the important art centers are displayed, 
and the exhibition as a result is pro- 
foundly Interesting to the connoisseurs 
of both art and horses. 

The art of each country and period 
shows the horse fitted for a par- 
ticular kind of work, reflecting the 
history and society of the time; 
war - horses, race - horses, circus- 
horses and wild horses are represented. 
It is interesting to note that in almost 
every case she nobility of the animal 
Is emphasized; especially in the roman- 
ticised equestrian partralts of Goya and 
Rubens, and in the highly romantic 
sketches of Gericau.t and Delacroix, is 
this quality brought out. Throughout 
history the hone has been unique as 
a domestic animal in that he has been 
a companion as well as a factor in 
transportation; and considered purely 
from the artistic point of view, the 
proportions and movements of the 
animal most nearly conform to the 
human classic ideals. The art of widely 
separated periods and countries is per- 
vaded by this common point of view 
regarding the horse; the inevitable 
differences in style do not obscure the 
common feeling. 

The Individual works are of high 
standing; T'ang statuettes, exquisite 
Persian miniatures and drawings and 
paintings bearing the names of import- 
ant artists from the Renaissance to 
the present day. The progress that has 

Mary Ganoe Outstrips 
May Day Hoop-rollers 

Undaunted by an originally rainy 
May Day morning, the sacred rites 
of senior hoop rolling were conducted 
with traditional Wellesley vivacity 
last Monday morning. Sophomore 
preparation had begun weeks before, 
and a few devoted "little sisters" held 
places for their seniors throughout 
most of the night. At 2:45 a. m. 
the first senior was at the starting 
line, and by three thirty the top of 
Tower hill looked like an outdoor 
dormitory, complete with sleeping 
accommodations. The five o'clock 
sun saw the beginning of a frenzied 
bridge match, which lasted until the 
usual crowd appeared. First come, 
first served, and only the early risers 
were near the starting line when the 
gun cracked at 7:20 a. m. More 
than 300 seniors in shortened gowns 
and caps tied on with motley colored 
scarfs started the mad race toward 
the chapel, urged on by the cheer- 
ing student mass. Two Severance 
seniors appeared with rubber tires 
for hoops, hoping that the greater 

stability of the tires would give them 
an advantage over their classmates. 
The idea, however, had unforeseen re- 
sults, for the near massacre bro 
about by the heavy hoops soon ro 
the dismayed seniors to withdraw from 
the race! One minute and five sec- 
onds after the 1600 foot dash stai 
Mary Ganoe rolled her hoop across 
the finish line, with Jeanette Wal- 
lace and Elizabeth Wheeler a good 
distance behind her. 

Miss Ganoe was promptly "married" 
by the representatives of the B> 
for the Immediate Betrothal oi 
| Winner of Wellesley Hoop Rolling. 
I The ceremony was performed by the 
l self-appointed "Holy-Roller deacon," 
Arthur A. Dotetto of Harvard col- 

"I've slept In the gutter all night." 
said the blushing "bride," "but it 
was worth it." Miss Ganoe, at one 
time, had the highest motor 
record In her class, and so was n 
qualified to run. 

The "gay young sophomores" car- 
ried on the tradition with a serenade 
to their "big sisters," followed by a 
formation of numerals and figures. 
Their song Included a description of 
"brilliant Marie," the Phi Bete girl. 
clever "Betsey," destined to be dic- 
tator of the U. S. A., and "fragile" 
Joan, who "got her diamond by de- 
grees." Meanwhile, gaily colored 
blotter cards were held up to form 
a Phi Bete Key. a dictators gavel, 
and fragile Joan's man. 

Because May Day fell on a Sunday 
this year, the original hoop rolling 
date was set for April thirtieth. Still, 
totally disregarding Wellesley's de- 
sires, the April showers persisted in 
demonstrating the rainy month's pres- 


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^t\ERRY | S trying hard to sym- 
JkP pathlze with a friend of his. a 
Harvard senior well on the way to his 
general examinations. Looking into the 
future, the optimistic youth made ela- 
borate plans for Commencement week. 
His date is the Radcllffe girl he's been 
squiring around all year. For courtesy's 
sake he sent a formal Invitation to a 
girl hi San Francisco. It was a nice 
gesture, Instigated by his mother. Last 
week a letter arrived from San Fran- 
cisco. After plaguing her father for 
days, his correspondent wrote, she'd 
finally won him over — to letting her 
fly east for commencement! 

• • • 

Schedule cards, Perry finds, cause his 
collegiate friends much worry. The 
most startling case of quandary he 
witnessed occurred when a sophomore 
opened her envelope, saw the phrase 
"Work for Concentration." and gasped, 
"But what do you do if you can't 

• • • 

/aftVER since Junior Prom became 
KL" the sole topic of conversation 
Perry has been listening to accounts 
of the complex date situation. Two 
weeks ago one junior received an 
anxious inquiry from her mother. 
"Can't understand why you're taking 
Dick to prom. Whatever happened be- 
tween you and Jack?" The junior, in 
whom the question struck a sensitive 
chord, wired back the necessary in- 
formation. "Nothing. That's why I 
didn't ask him." 

• • • 

One of the Wellesley lassies and her 
date were motoring along a deserted 
road in a second-hand vehicle, when 
suddenly something went wrong with 
the out-dated model. Continued ef- 
forts could not make it budge. After 
the date tried unsuccessfully for some 
time to hail passing autos, the Wel- 
lesley girl, being a psych major, had 
an idea. She directed her date to dis- 
appear from the scene so that she 
might use her personal charm to do 
the trick. The very next motorist 
succumbed to the above mentioned 
charm, and towed the car to the near- 
est garage, leaving the unhappy date 
lo walk the insignificant distance of 
five miles. 

• • • 

■XrK ETURNING home from a campus 
jj\ meeting last week a friend of 
Perry's arrived at her dorm to find 
the door locked and the night watch- 
man away on his rounds. Calling to her 
roommate seemed too boisterous so the 
tardy junior tried throwing things: 
first a handful of gravel, and then 
a sizeable rock bounced against the 
screen. It was no use! She just had 
to wait. In the morning her roommate 
wouldn't get up for breakfast. She was 
too exhausted. "What do you expect?" 
she queried. "I was so worried when 
you didn't come home that I couldn't 
sleep all night." 

Perry thought it only true to form 
to hear the following words issue from 
the mouth of the lucky senior who won 
the hoop-rolling race. When asked in 
an 8:40 class immediately after she had 
won the race, why she thought Chaucer 
had not looked foiward to old age, she 
answered quickly, "Why, because the 
older you get, the less chance you have 
of getting married!" 

^f% ARELY has Perry seen such econ- 
Ji\ omy as evidenced by one crowd 
in preparation for Prom week-end. 
Saturday afternoon they're having a 
picnic on the Cape and the brains of 
the organization has just discovered 
that if each girl pockets a hard-boiled 
egg at breakfast on Wednesday, Thurs- 
day, and Friday mornings, there'll be 
no need to lay out a cent for the egg- 
salad sandwiches. 

• o • 

Perry heard a certain Bible professor 
say quite gravely to his class, "It's 
often quite hard to get the sex of 
something," and then blush a furious 
red and stammer, "I mean the sense 
of something!" 

• • o 

ja ESTERDAY Perry attended a pre- 
r*~^ view of Junior Prom dresses. The 
very fetching number that fits tight 
to the waist and then flares into ten 
yards of tulle skirt was described by 
its owner as her "compromise" dress. 
When Perry questioned the validity of 
that description, the prospective prom- 
trotter explained: "My mother held out 
fcr the sweet and simple styles, but I'm 
definitely the sophisticated type — so we 

• • • 

Perhaps our faculty knows more 
about our private lives than we think. 
A friend of Perry's read a somewhat 
torrid love story as her contribution 
to an advanced comp. class the other 
day. "Well," mused the professor as 
the blushing author sat down, "bhat 
story shows exp?rt handling of material 
familiar to bhe writer." 


Toads, commonly known as bufo 
americanus, have started their an- 
nual invasion of Wellesley college. 
Using as a strategic headquarters 
the ponds in the meadow, where 
they have been cunningly conceal- 
ing themselves In mud and snow 
all winter, they made a sudden sally 
over many yards of meadow path 
last Thursday and struck, with the 
advent of spring weather, terror 
and consternation into the hearts 
of unarmed and defenceless stu- 
dents. The first alarm was given 
by a high -heeled senior, who was 
ambling along peaceably, musing 
on the mysteries of the universe. 
Her reveries were rudely shattered 
by a descent of her foot upon a 
sentinel toad, who, unfortunately, 
had also been sleepy. The impact 
killed him immediately. She, be- 
ing an ardent pacifist, fainted, and 
was made prisoner by the relatives 
of the deceased beast. 

This grave situation has not af- 
fected the seniors exclusively. On 
that same fateful Thursday, many 
freshmen received irregularities for 
lateness, as their progress to the 
Vil was impeded by hordes of the 
enemy. The library has reported 
an unprecedented rush for zoology 
books. But the campaign now 
most dreaded is the attack on the 
infirmary which, it is rumored, is 
in preparation. Naturally, be- 
cause of its commanding and high 
position overlooking the campus, the 
infirmary would prove advantageous 
to the toads' prestige. Meanwhile, 
all loyal students are seriously 
asked to apply their much talked 
of brains to the defense of Wel- 

Perry's friends on the News board 
are deeply hurt. The other day they 
received a little item from one of the 
administrative offices. In the margin 
was pencilled, "Wastebasket? News?" 

Perry the Pressman 



Lenses Repaired, Prescriptions Filled 

Wellesley Squaro tovcr Slattery's) 

Wellesleyites Revive 
Popularity of Jacks 

(Continued from Page 4, Col. 5) 

Several days ago competition had 
risen to such a pitch that the origin- 
ators decided to organize a tournament. 
Everyone was urged to sign up. in- 
dicating her wealth or dearth of former 
experience. Mrs. Britton was mildly 
surprised to learn that one of her girls 
had not played since 1888, while another 
signed herself as the world's champion 
Jacks-player, but in other respects the 
tournament is progressing in conven- 
tional play-off manner. Contestants 
have not yet Been able to find out what 
the winner's trophy will be, but every- 
one seems to be getting enough pleas- 
ure out of returning to her second 



(Continued from Page 4> Col. 1) 

bins, director of New York botanical 
garden. Professor E. J. Huntington, 
Harvard; Professor Walter H. Snell, 
Brown; Professor Charles H. Smiley. 
Brown; Miss Florence Ellery, former 
member of the Wellesley library staff; 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Allen, Mr. and 
Mrs. F. Murray Forbes, representing the 
trustees of Wellesley, Dean Mary L. 
Coolidge, and Miss Elizabeth Manwar- 
ing, president of the Wellesley chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa. 



A double twelve - inch record has 
been made by the Wellesley college 
choir, under the direction of Edward 
B. Greene, of Katharine Lee Bates' 
poems, "America the Beautiful," and 
"The Kings of the East are Riding," 
set to music by Clarence G. Hamilton. 
This record may be obtained at the 
Hathaway House bookshop, the Music 
Box, or from Miss Margaret de Al- 
meida '40, Munger hall. 

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"As a 1938 graduate what interests YOU most, Miss Wellesley?" 

Tho Inquiring Reporter who asks this 
question ol you and your classmatos 
will most likely got tho unanimous 
answer. "JOBS1" 

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May 9th - 10th 



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Friday. Mny 6: '7:ir. P. M. Chnpcl Steps. 
Step sinRinK. 

Junior Promonndc. 

7:00 P. M. Tower Court, Severnnce nnd 
Olive DnviB Hulls. Dinner. 

9:00 P. M. Alumnnc Hnll. Receivinr line 

':i" r p'.M. Alumnae Hall. Grand March 
will lieKin. 

Saturday. May 7: '8:16 A. M. Morning 
Chnpcl. Miss McAfee will lead. 

Sunday. May 8: '11:00 A. M. Memorial 
Chnpcl. Prenchcr. Ht. Rev. W. fcDplctan 
Lawrence, Bishop of Western Massachusetts 
nnd n trustee of the college. 

Monday. May 9: *8:iri A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Miss AcAfco will lend. 

Last day for •ubmiMion of lists in com- 
petition for Juniors' library prize. 

I • 10 P. M. Academic Council Boom, 
Green Hull. Room drawing for the class 

7:00 P. M. Mungor Hnll. Mr. Curtis 
Hillinrd of the Department of Biology «""» 
Health nt Simmons CoIIckc will speak on 
"Housing and Health." (A. S. U.) 

•8-00 P. M. Pendleton Hnll. Professor 
Horvio Bronscomb. Professor of New Tcsla- 
menl Duke University, will spook on 1 i"i>- 
lems ' Centering in Study of the Gospel". 
(Department of Biblical History.) 

Tuesday. Mny 10: '8:15 A. M. Morning 
Chnpcl. Mrs. Correll will lead 

•1 :40 P. M. Room III. Green Hnll. 
Short Story Contest in Speech 101. (De- 
partment of Speech.) 

•7:15 P. M. Chapel Steps. Step singing. 

Wednesday, May 11: '8:15 A. M. Morn- 
ing Chapel. Mr. Procter will lead. 

4 00 - 6:00 P. M. Society Houses. 
Agora, Alpha Kappa Chi nnd Shakespeare 
will hold open house for non-society juniors 
nnd seniors. 

•8:30 P. M. Alumnae Hnll. French lec- 
ture-recit:.l by Mile. Boulnngcr. assisted by 
M Hugues Cuenod, tenor, M. Dodn Conrnd. 
baritone. The program will include songs 
set to music by Debussy. Ravel, Rousscl, 
Lili Boulanger. Faure. Mnnzinrly. Poulenc 
and Jean Francnix. (Department of French.) 

NOTES: •Friday, Mny 20 (in case of 
rain. May 21). 7:45 P. M. FLOAT NIGHT. 
Details will be announced later. 

Saturday. May 21. at 3:30 P. M. (in 
case of rain. May 23. nt 4:30 P M.) 
TREE DAY. Pageant: "The Triumph of 
Osiris." adapted from the Egyptian myth. 

Resident students, members of the faculty 
nnd administration secure tickets for them- 
selves from the Head of House in which 
they live before noon. May 16. 

Non-resident students, members of tin 
faculty nnd administration secure tickets 
for themselves at the Information Bureau 
before noon, Mny 20. 

Reserved complimentary tickets must bu 
claimed at the ticket booth. Green Hnll, 
Moy 10, 11. 18 or 19, 8:40 - 4:30. 

One guest ticket nt S1.00 is available for 
each member of the college, and mny be 
purchased as follows : 

Students: Ticket booth, Green Hnll, Muy 
10 nnd 11. 8:40 - 4:30. 

Faculty and Administration: Informa- 
tion Bureau, by 4:30, May Id. 

Mile. Boulanger Has 
Versatility, Vigor 

t Continued from Page 8, Col. 2) 

lessons, and had had only a husty 

Extremely reluctant to tnlk of her- 
self. Mile. Boulanger's Interest lies en- 
tirely with her pupils and music. She 
believes that it is the duty of a 
teacher to answer the questions that 
are asked and to understand the 
pupils and their needs, as Well as 
to give them music. 

Analyzes Modern Music 

In answer to a question about mu- 
sic today. Mile. Boulanger believes 
that we are now in a great classical 
period of music. She explained in 
her characteristically philosophic way 
that there are two kinds of art, that 
which is born of deep meditation, 
and that which is gay. Today, in 
this age cf strain, artists are cre- 
ating both types with the selfless- 
ness which marks works of great 
value created at a time of contem- 
plation of the large aspects of life. 

Mile. Boulanger speaks enthusiastic- 
ally of her friends who have been 
in America with her this year: Mmes. 
la Comtesse Jean de Polignac, Gisele 
Peyron, Irene and Nathalie Kedroff 
and Messrs. Doda Conrad and Hugues 
Cu6nod. All of them Mile. Bou- 
langer said are artists in their own 
right, who love music for itself, and 
who will do anything for it. They de- 
sire to create something beautiful. 
It is this desire which also. I be- 
lieve, motivates Mile. BDiilanger's life, 
and which inspires all who come in 
contact with her. 

Alumnae nnd former students: Alumnnc 

Guest tickets unclaimed after May 11 will 
be put on general Bale ;i< the tiekel I Ill, 

Green Hull. May 17 nnd 18, 8:10 - I ::I0. 
•Open to the public. 

A. A. Antics 

Plans for Archery and Golf Teams 

An intercollegiate archery tourna- 
ment, with 100 colleges all over the 
country competing, will make eventful 
the week of May 12-19. Scores will 
reach the National Archery associa- 
tion by telegraph. After computing 
ranks, the association will award cer- 
tificates to high scoring arohers. 

In the national competition, Wel- 
lesley has progressed in the last five 
years from 43rd to 14th place, an 
excellent record in the face of com- 
petition from Southern and Califor- 
nia colleges which shoot all year. In 
district competitions, a fairer basis 
of comparison for all schools, Wel- 
lesley ranked first and third in the 
eastern district in 1936 and third and 
seventh in 1937. 

Voluntary archery shooting will 
take place every Wednesday evening 
at 7:15 p. m, at the grounds. The 
archery picnic will take place in the 
near future. 

Golf enthusiasts will follow an 
early morning round with a golf 
breakfast Sunday morning, May 15. 
Teeing off will start at 7 o'clock, 
and breakfast will be at the pit. The 
golf board awaits signatures of every- 
one Interested. 


(Continued from Page 5, Col. 3) 


If present seniors come to New 
York next fall, and follow Snow 
White's advice to whistle and to sing, 
they will come Monday evenings and 
join the University Women's chorus 
under the direction of Morris Wat- 
kins. Catherine Pelton, 319 East 50th 
St., New York city will be glad to 
supply further information. 

dows and simple functional designs 
of the true modern school for oddity 
of effect and artificial symmetry. It 
often overlooks the aim of simplify- 
ing tasks, or making living conven- 
ient, in its hid for notice. These ar- 
chitects are encouraged by the Amer- 
ican's demand for ornamentation and 
the utilization of every bit of floor 
and wall space, demands which Pro- 
fessor Gropius says have made our 
houses "museums rather than homes." 
But the social structure of today is 
so turbulent and disjointed that no 
one pattern of ornamentation in ar- 
chitecture can arise as an outgrowth 
of it. In reflecting the machine age 
it seeks, rather, to provide quiet sur- 
roundings in which the tired business 
man may relax, may find beauty 
through closer contact with the na- 
ture which he misses in his daily 
labor. In the attainment of this 
ideal the young college women of to- 
day are of major importance, says 
Professor Gropius, for it is they who 
will be planning or choosing the 
houses of the next few decades. 





Hilda T. Phillips "37 to Carl J. 
Tishler, Boston university ex '32. 

HELP WANTED— T.. I ike con of nr 
man invited to Junior Prom because o( 
a misunderstanding with someone 
Please somebody, toko him off my hand.. 
R. G., Severance. 

V. S. AND J. T.— For n nominal fee We'll 
tell you who sent you the jazzy 1 i i • i, 
number* on Saturday night. ?nnd? 

LOST — A black and white fountain pen, 
between Pendleton nnd the Art building, 
l indcr please return to Louise Baldwin, 
Clnflin hall. 

LOST— Much breath and 80% of the hope 
of marriairc for the clou of 1538 at 
the hoop-rolling Monday. The remaining 
:'n , (roughly I are engaged. 

FOUND— A pair of pink tortoise shell 
glasses, quite respectable and convc-n- 
tional. Prospective owners please apply 
to the ofllce of the NEWS. 

LOST— A light blue bicycle bearing the 
initials D. B. P. Last seen at Christ- 
mus. M. Du Pont. 227 Claflin hnll. 

LOST — At hoop rolling. Metal sunshn.l. (. , 
Contnx camera. Reward. Please return la 
NEWS ofllce. 

LOST — A pnir of rimless glasses in sliir 
black case. Label inside, "Gerry Optical 
company, Kansas City, Missouri." Very 

urgent. Reward. Carolyn Curry. Cazo 


Jean Miller '37 to Raymond Gar- 



C. Esther Edwards '33 to Paul Har- 
per, April 29, 1938, in Bridgeport, 

Eleanor Hackenheimer '32 to Rus- 
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by Chopin. 

The students who participated in the 
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Elizabeth Johnson '39, Lucetta Sharp 
'39, Eliese Strahl '39, Jane Cadbury 
'40, Helen Berger '41, Nancy Whiton 
'38, Marjorie Li '40, Cary Schwab '41, 
Jessie Fitzgerald "38, Helen Officer '41, 
Mary McConnell 39. Elizabeth Koehler 
'41, Edith Roberts '41 and Margaret 
Samson '40. 

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